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Vote for a pro-life future
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
On November 4, the American people will decide whether the House
remains in pro-life hands and whether the Senate will continue to be
dominated by—and led by–pro-abortion Democrats. In the weeks that remain
it is vital that pro-abortion candidates’ extreme positions do not go
In a recent election, I was perplexed when I heard the pro-life
candidate, when asked about abortion, say, “Abortion is not going to be
an issue in this campaign.”
Not an issue? Are you kidding me? The nation’s largest abortion
provider, Planned Parenthood, was and is making abortion an issue. The
pro-abortion group, NARAL, was making abortion an issue. And his
pro-abortion opponent was making abortion an issue. As a rule
pro-abortionists make absurd charges against their pro-life challenger
that most media outlets not only do not question but amplify.
This or any other pro-life candidate, of course, must not allow the
charges made by their pro-abortion opponent to go unanswered. But they
must also expose their opponent’s extreme out-of-touch views on
Because of the makeup of the two major national parties, in almost all
head-to-head cases on the national level we have a pro-life Republican
versus a pro-abortion Democrat. And it is the pro-life candidate whose
views are in touch with mainstream America.
In a recent poll conducted by The Polling Company, only 8% of the public
agreed that “Abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during
a woman’s pregnancy,” and yet this is the outrageous position held by
EMILY’s List, a prominent pro-abortion PAC that supports only female
Democratic candidates who support its extremist position.
And, this is the out-of-touch position held by the vast majority of
Democrats in Congress.
Need I remind you, it was the Democrats in Congress who gave us Obama’s
massive pro-abortion, pro-rationing health care law in 2010?
Did you know that in 2012, during the 112th Congress, 161 Democrats in
the U.S. House voted to allow sex-selection abortions to continue?? One
of the four things the bill said that a person could not knowingly do is
use “force or threat of force” for the purpose of coercing sex-selection
In 2013, during the current 113th Congress, 190 Democrats in the House
voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that
would protect unborn children after 20 weeks, when they are capable of
experiencing excruciating pain during their abortions.
And, not one Democrat in the U.S. Senate has even co-sponsored this
Currently, 128 Democratic House members are so extreme they are
co-sponsors of H.R.3471, a bill so radical it has been referred to by
NRLC as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act.” This bill, if
enacted, would invalidate nearly all state limitations on abortion,
including laws that protect individuals and private hospitals from being
compelled to provide or participate in abortions. It would even
invalidate the “Pain-Capable” laws enacted in ten states, laws that
would protect the unborn child from abortion after 20 weeks. By this
point, if not before, the baby can experience great pain during an
abortion. The Senate version, S.1696, has been co-sponsored by 35
Democrats in the U.S. Senate.
The vast majority of voters do NOT agree with their shameful
A couple of years ago, we had the pleasure of watching pro-abortion
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hand over the gavel to pro-life Speaker John
Boehner. Now, under Speaker Boehner’s leadership, the U.S. House of
Representatives is passing pro-life legislation!
Unfortunately, when pro-life legislation passes the House, it is being
blocked in the U.S. Senate by the current Democratic leadership.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has challenged the
Democratic leadership to place the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection
Act on the Senate agenda. Yet, so far, the Democratic Senate majority
leader has failed to do so.
Moreover, 47 Democrats, along with two independents who caucus with the
Democrats in the U.S. Senate, are attempting to pass S.J.Res. 19, a
proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress or
any state legislature to prohibit organizations such as National Right
to Life from criticizing elected officials, publishing their voting
records, or doing anything else that could “influence elections.” In the
House, 118 lawmakers – all Democrats – have co-sponsored the companion
resolution (H. J. Res. 119).
In 2014, we have a duty to expose the extreme positions of pro-abortion
candidates and incumbent House members.
We must strengthen pro-life support in the U.S. House and Senate, so
that we can effectively work against Obama’s pro-abortion agenda, and we
can continue with the goal of protecting our most vulnerable citizens —
unborn children and those who are medically dependent or disabled.
Look for more election updates in future
National Right to Life News.
See also: NRL President
Carol Tobias on the upcoming election.
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