AUL - Untold Election Story



Washington, DC – 11/3/10 – Americans United for Life Action, the legislative action arm of Americans United for Life, anticipates significant movement on the Life issue as a result of last night’s election. With a class of new, pro-life Governors entering office in January, the dynamic in state capitals will shift significantly. For example, our effort to help states opt out of taxpayer-funded abortion in the new health care law, which saw early success in 2010, will likely see increased momentum in 2011.

“We are looking forward to working with a new class of pro-life Governors and pro-life legislators. There are a number of significant pieces of pro-life legislation that will see new movement in 2011,” said Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO of AUL Action.

Governor Switches

  • Alabama: Robert Bentley – pro-life gain
  • Alaska: Sean Parnell – pro-life hold
  • Arizona: Jan Brewer – pro-life hold
  • Florida: Rick Scott – pro-life gain
  • Georgia: Nathan Deal – pro-life hold
  • Illinois: Waiting on results – if Bill Brady wins – pro-life gain
  • Iowa: Terry Branstad – pro-life gain
  • Kansas: Sam Brownback – pro-life gain
  • Maine: Paul LePage – pro-life gain
  • Michigan: Rick Snyder – pro-life gain
  • Minnesota: Waiting on results – if Tom Emmer wins – pro-life hold
  • Nebraska: Dave Heineman – pro-life hold
  • New Mexico: Susana Martinez – pro-life gain
  • Ohio: John Kasich – pro-life gain
  • Oklahoma: Mary Fallin – pro-life gain
  • Pennsylvania: Tom Corbett – pro-life gain
  • South Carolina: Nikki Haley – pro-life hold
  • Tennessee: Bill Haslam – pro-life gain
  • Texas: Rick Perry – pro-life hold
  • Utah: Gary Herbert – pro-life hold
  • Wisconsin: Scott Walker – pro-life gain
  • Wyoming: Matt Mead – pro-life gain

State House Switches

Thus far, 19 state legislative chambers have switched parties which will likely enable new pro-life legislation.

  • Alabama House & Senate*
  • Indiana House* 
  • Iowa House 
  • Maine House & Senate 
  • Michigan House 
  • Minnesota House & Senate*
  • Montana House 
  • New Hampshire House & Senate
  • New York Senate 
  • North Carolina House & Senate*
  • Ohio House * 
  • Pennsylvania House * 
  • Wisconsin House & Senate* 

* denotes an important switch

AUL will work immediately to advance pro-life legislation at every opportunity.