The myth that a candidate for public office must be pro-abortion
to stand a chance of winning exploded last Tuesday when opposition to abortion
played a key role in many of the victories that gave Republicans control of the
Senate and increased their majority in the House.
According to Pro-Life Infonet (www.prolifeinfo.org) as
cited by Crisis magazine’s Deal Hudson :
Fully eight of the top ten Senate races in the country
were won by pro-life candidates, and other pro-life incumbents managed to keep
their seats as well.
Two-thirds of the newly elected House officials are
17 of the 22 candidates sponsored by EMILY’s List – a
veritable who’s who of pro-abortion politicians – were defeated.
polls conducted by such sources such as Fox News confirmed that many voters had
abortion on their minds when they went to the polls – and the overwhelming
majority of those voters were pro-life. In Missouri, 17 percent of voters said
abortion was their number one concern, second only to the economy (21 percent),
in voting for a senator. Of those 17 percent, 80 percent voted for pro-life
candidate Jim Talent over incumbent pro-choice Senator Jean Carnahan.
The legislative director of National Right to Life said:
“It would certainly be fair to say Sen. Carnahan was defeated on the pro-life
Fourteen percent of Minnesota voters said abortion was
their top concern, the third- highest single issue named. Nine percent of the
voters in Georgia felt the same way. Of these voters, the vast majority voted
for pro-life candidates – candidates that went on to big wins.
previous governor was pushing a bill that would make them the second state to
legalize assisted suicide. Instead, voters chose his challenger, Laura Lingle,
who has promised to veto any such bill in the future.
Voters in Nevada
also said a decisive “no” to homosexual marriages, another win for the culture