Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Who Won? Life!

As predicted, there are already stories of voting machine "irregularities" especially in Pennsylvania. Nothing about Internet voting, although it's hard to say there are irregularities when there is nothing you can check to tell if it worked properly.

But that's not what I wanted to blog about. Yesterday's election was a big win for Republicans, who now control the house, and have close to an even footing in the senate. The very same Democrats (the ones who are left) who pushed through bill after bill on a handful of votes (sometimes by a single vote), who used every trick in the book to forbid debate on bills, who railroaded appointees through approvals are now calling for "bi-partisan cooperation."

But that's not what I wanted to blog about either. The biggest winners in the election are the little people. Babies, that is. The Susan B Anthony List tracked 90 races that would have an impact on pro-life issues. Some were pro-life candidates running against pro-abortion candidates. Others were rabidly pro-abortion candidates that were running against more moderate candidates. Still others were "pro-life" democrats who had caved in on their principles and voted against life.

Of those 90 races, 60 were "wins" (went the right way for the pro-life cause), 20 were "losses" (went the other way and 10 were "too close to call" (results not in or the change is inconclusive). 60 - 20 means 40 more pro-life politicians than we had on November 1. That's a good thing!

And while I'm mentioning the Susan B Anthony List, why not click on over there and sign a petition to tell our congressmen-elect to Stop Abortion Funding by supporting Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski’s (D-IL) “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” and Mike Pence’s (R-IN) “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act.”


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