Pro-life congressional majority at stake this fall
by Margie Montgomery
Please don’t turn deaf ears to the many pro-life voices trying to reach you! All the years or, if you're new to the life issues, all the months you’ve been educating yourself, will be wasted if we lose the pro-life Republican majorities in both Houses.
According to Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director, these losses would be "devastating to life issues." The Senate elections will be tough... Twenty-four Republican seats are up compared to only 10 Democratic seats. Democrats only need a net gain of five, or a net gain of four if they win the White House. Cross said that in the latter instance the Vice President would cast the tie breaker votes, to have a majority in the Senate.
Overall, Democrats need a net gain of 30 seats to take pro-abortion control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
When Kentucky’s directors return from the National Right to Life Convention (July 7-9, 2016) in Herndon, Virginia, there will be an update on political action across the country. Stay tuned!
SCOTUS 5 to 3 vote shows immoral majority now rules Supreme Court
In regard to the future of our pro-life work, I want to emphasize that in the ruling this week of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a portion of the Texas pro-life law requiring abortion facilities to follow reasonable protections for women’s health, pro-lifers were unanimous in their condemnation of the decisions.
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center of Law and Justice said, "It is disappointing that a majority of the court voted to reject these safety standards— disappointing but not necessarily surprising since the majority once again relied on the 'abortion distortion' factor in reaching its conclusion. This decision underscores the bias applied to the issue of abortion. Alito summed it up well when he stated, 'The Court’s patent refusal to apply well-established law in a neutral way is indefensible and will undermine public confidence in the Court as a fair and neutral arbiter.'"
Sekulow added, "Sadly, the majority embraced the false narrative of the pro-abortion industry— that childbirth is more dangerous to a woman than getting an abortion. The assertion is not only inaccurate, it is patently false. And it's troubling that the majority bought into this false narrative."
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