The Pro-Life Week in Review
Part One of Three
Good evening, and thanks for taking
time to read Today's News & Views at the end of a great week. We continue to
have lots to say about Tuesday's elections.
Part Two rebuts some nonsense uttered about National Right to Life.
Part Three celebrates the electoral
advancement of pro-life women. Over at National Right to Life News Today (www.nationalrighttolifenews.org),
you'll be encouraged by the pro-life commitment of soon-to-be Speaker of the
House John Boehner. On the other end of the happiness spectrum is the
election of a pro-assisted suicide governor in Vermont. Finally John Smeaton
provides us with details about a pro-life, pro-abortion debate in England.
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Hard as it may be to believe, there
was other items of importance this week to pro-lifers beyond Tuesday's
elections. Before I get to them, however, let's talk about what happened
We analyzed and analyzed on Wednesday.
Please take the time to read
Pat Toomey won in a tough Senate race in Pennsylvania.
With him is NRLC President Dr. Wanda Franz and
NRLC Political Director Kraen Cross.
There are a ton of ways to further
summarize what happened. For example, we will now have a pro-life female in
the Senate (Kelly Ayotte, from New Hampshire) and (depending on a race not
yet decided) six or seven more pro-life women in the House. In addition two
pro-life African-Americans were elected to the House-- Retired Lt. Colonel
Allen West in Florida's and Tim Scott in South Carolina.
While some House races remain
unresolved, this much can be said: In the House, there was a net
improvement, from the pro-life perspective, in the range of at least 55 to
62 seats. This includes about 40 cases in which House members who never or
seldom voted pro-life are being replaced by solidly pro-life candidates, and
another 15 or so in which House members who had mixed records -- all of whom
had voted to enact the Obama health care law -- are being replaced by
solidly pro-life candidates.
The balance are seats in which
candidates who lean pro-life replace House members who were solidly or
mostly pro-abortion. In only two cases are incumbents being replaced by
challengers who are less pro-life.
In the Senate, the pro-life made a
gain of five seats.
Good, good news!
To put all this, and a lot more in
perspective, be sure to order NRL News's Special January 22 Commemorative
Dr. Randall K. O'Bannon updated us on
the deluge of abortifacients flooding Ireland (http://www.nrlc.org/NewsToday/IrishPills.html).
Wesley Smith wrote about the VERY inspiring story of Maryannick Pavageau (http://www.nrlc.org/NewsToday/TwoWomen.html).
Dr. David Prentice linked us to a
fascinating story of how researchers at Wake Forest have used two types of
adult progenitor cell to form miniature functioning livers in the laboratory
In addition several NRLC staff members
thanked grassroots pro-lifers for all that they have done http: (www.nrlc.org/NewsToday/GrassrootProlifers.html).
All that and more. A great week.
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