Life won the election!
Rochester Area Right To Life
Unborn Children and Their Mothers Won The Election
|Congratulations, pro-lifers who voted your consciences!
Congress has changed! With the election of pro-life Senators the Senate majority is now Republican and pro-life. The House is even more pro-life than it was before. And we have a President who will sign pro-life bills!
And its due to you. Dave Andrusko, of National Right to Life, explained in his News and Views (Nov 7, 2002) column just how it worked. See part of his story on the left.
He says, "Although you will rarely read it and hear it even less, abortion was a crucial issue. You made a huge difference!"
The pro-abortion forces who poured huge amounts of money into defeating our candidates were themselves defeated by the consciences of the people like you, who said, "It is not right to kill innocent human life" and then voted that way.
We can all celebrate.
Dave Andrusko, of National Right to Life, explains in his News and Views (Nov 7, 2002) how the pro-life election victory happened. He says:
"Pro-life President George Bushs Republican Party had a field day Tuesday. With many more Republican (20) than Democratic (14) Senators up for re-election--and battling an almost unbreakable tradition of a Presidents party losing seats the first election after he takes office--the Republicans not only held their own, they actually increased their numbers in the House while capturing the Senate to boot!
"The House, whose Republican leadership is staunchly pro-life, became more Republican and more pro-life. Control of the Senate passed out of the obstructionist hands of pro-abortion Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and into the hands of a pro-life Republican. Republicans have at least 51 seats, with the results in South Dakota in dispute and a runoff in Louisiana slated for next month.
"Although you will rarely read it and hear it even less, abortion was a crucial issue. You made a huge difference!
"Take Missouri, where pro-life former Republican Congressman Jim Talent defeated Democrat Jean Carnahan, chosen to fill the seat won posthumously by her late husband, after he died in a plane crash just prior to the 2000 elections. Fox News asked voters there, "What ONE of the following issues mattered most in deciding your vote for senator?"
"Abortion was listed second (17%) behind only to the economy. Talent won an astonishing 80% of that 17% while Mrs. Carnahan carried only l9%. That was a net advantage to Talent of 10%!
"Talent carried the seat by 1%!
"Likewise in Minnesota, where pro-life Norm Coleman defeated the sentimental favorite, pro-abortion former Senator Walter Mondale, to fill the office left open when Senator Paul Wellstone was tragically killed in a plane crash October 25. Abortion was cited as the ONE issue that mattered most by 14% of the electorate.
"Of that 14%, Republican Coleman carried a whopping 81% to only 17% for Democrat Mondale. That was a net gain of 9% for Coleman.
"The former St. Paul mayor won the contest by 3%!
"The same phenomenon took place in Minnesotas gubernatorial race. The Democrat, State Sen. Roger Moe, had been a pain in the side for pro-life forces for decades. The Republican, pro-life House Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty, had been a leader.
"Again, 14% cited abortion as the ONE issue that mattered most. Pawlenty carried 76% of those single-issue voters, compared to 9 % for Moe. This worked out to be a net plus for the new governor of Minnesota of 9%."
As Dave says, the pro-life voters made it happen. Thank goodness.
|Action Alerts||Pro-life in The News||Newsletter - Rochester Area RTL|
Right to Life Website - Main Headings
|Home||What's New||Local Events||Life Stage