Wednesday, November 03, 2010

'Life' Wins 2010 Election

As pro-life candidates nationwide win in Congress, state legislatures and governorships, Christian advocacy organizations praise God.

"All of this should give Planned Parenthood heartburn."

-- From "'Awesome' Election 2010: Reaction from US Pro-Life Leaders" By John-Henry Westen, 11/3/10

"Last night was a great night for the pro-life movement," said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life reacting to last night's election results. "New pro-life governors, representatives, senators, and state legislators across the nation have won victories."

Brad Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues Institute said: "America sent a loud and clear message at the polls yesterday. Voters said that President Obama's pro-abortion agenda-the most pro-abortion in history-is taking our nation in the wrong direction."

Americans United for Life (AUL) Action which ran over 5,000 radio ads as part of their effort to get out the pro-life vote cheered the results. "During the debate over the health care bill, we urged Members of Congress to reject taxpayer-funded abortion," said Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President and CEO, AUL Action. "Yesterday, eleven politicians learned that Life Counts, and voters elected a new Congress committed to defending Life."

"We are grateful to the Lord that so many Americans voted in accordance with their well-formed consciences, choosing candidates who are more likely to protect life and family," said Human Life International President Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carambula. "After the disappointing results of the previous election, it is very encouraging to see that American citizens are returning to the foundational values of the nation."

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From "Republicans, Pro-Life Candidates Win 20 State Houses; Abortion Implications" by Steven Ertelt, 11/3/10

Republicans captured control of 20 state legislative bodies as pro-life candidates won elections in state after state. The results have huge abortion implications and make it so more pro-life laws stopping abortions can be passed.

Crucial to upcoming redistricting efforts that make such a huge difference in control of Congress and state legislatures, GOP candidates won control of six state legislatures.

Meanwhile, state pro-life groups say their candidates fared very well on election night.

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From "Pro-Life Women Win, 23 Abortion Opponents Win Key Senate, House Races" by Steven Ertelt, 11/3/10

Proving that women candidates don’t have the be abortion supporters to win in states both red or blue, pro-life women won 23 victories in contests for key Senate and House seats and in gubernatorial races.

In gubernatorial races across the country, pro-life women have ascended to the leading executive position of several states and position themselves to sign potential legislation to protect women and unborn children.

The percentage of women in the House of Representatives who are pro-life increased by 60 percent while the percentage of women who are pro-abortion decreased by 16 percent.

Jan Brewer won the race for re-election in Arizona while pro-life candidates won first-time races for governor in South Carolina (Nikki Haley), Oklahoma (Mary Falin), New Mexico (Susana Martinez).

That brings the total number of pro-life women as governor to four from just one before Tuesday’s election.

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From "New Republican House Leaders Likely Uniformly Pro-Life" by Steven Ertelt, 11/3/10

In the day after a banner election year for pro-life advocates and the Republican Party, which took over the House from pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies, GOP lawmakers appear likely to select pro-life advocates as their leaders.

John Boenher, the Ohio congressman who was the Republican leader during Pelosi’s reign and led the efforts against the pro-abortion ObamaCare bill, will likely become the next Speaker. He has been effusively praised by key pro-life leaders from groups like National Right to Life and Americans United for Life for his heartfelt pro-life views.

Boehner will likely be voted speaker by his party when Congress returns on November 15 and he will quickly use the position as a means of countering the pro-abortion agenda of President Barack Obama.

His top lieutenant has been pro-life Rep. Eric Canto of Virginia, who also maintains a sterling pro-life voting record, and he wil likely move up the ladder to become the House Majority Leader, replacing pro-abortion Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

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