is now greater hope for America, this
nation founded on faith in God and on
Christian values. God still has His plan
for America, the most powerful nation
on earth -- politically, economically,
militarily. America was on its downward
slide, made more rapid by the election
of anti-life and pro-gay Obama. Historically,
great nations have been brought down by
moral decadence. America was along that
track. Now that slide has been somewhat
halted, or at least slowed down.
But the challenges continue to be great.
Unless America recovers its pro-God, pro-family,
pro-life roots, it will inevitably weaken.
Americans need to realize this truth:
"Happy the nation whose God is the
Lord" (Ps 33:12a). Americans, especially
Catholics, need to strongly fight for
faith, family and life.
God bless America!
Election 2010: Reaction from U.S. Pro-Life
November 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- "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."
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."
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."
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."
Research Council Action was very pleased
that many of the candidates they endorsed
were elected with a 100% re-election rate
for those who scored 100% on FRC Action's
scorecard. "Tonight's election results
points to the significant impact of the
natural alliance between the Tea Party,
social conservatives, and other Americans
disillusioned by Washington's politics
as usual," said FRC Action President
women had much to celebrate with four
female pro-life Governors elected and
the entrance of the first pro-life woman
into the current Senate.
Ayotte fills a major void in Congress
as the U.S. Senate currently lacks a single
woman's pro-life voice," said Marjorie
Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony
List which supported Ayotte's campaign.
"She represents the flowering of
the original pro-life roots of the women's
movement which rejected the notion that
the rights of unborn children and their
mothers could be detached.
Women for America called last night "a
good night for concerned women."
Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for
America Legislative Action Committee,
stated: "Conservative women spoke
loud and clear in the 2010 elections.
Concerned Women for America Legislative
Action Committee led efforts to mobilize
behind principled candidates like Rand
Paul and Marco Rubio in the Senate and
Vickie Hartzler and Kristi Noem and many
others in the House.
celebratory mood however has not dampened
the fighting spirit of the leaders. FRC
Action's Perkins said that "Voters
will now look to the newly elected GOP-led
House of Representatives to restore the
Constitution to its proper role and fulfill
its pledge to ' honor families, traditional
marriage, life, and the private and faith-based
organizations that form the core of our
Pavone urged supporters: "Now let's
communicate with and encourage our newly-elected
officials, and work with them on the specific
initiatives that will need our help. And
let the work begin to make even greater
progress in 2012. Sign up at PoliticalResponsibility.com."
American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ),
is urging the new Congress to repeal President
Obama's flawed healthcare package. "Most
Americans have said they want ObamaCare
repealed," said ACLJ Chief Counsel
Jay Sekulow. "And, now with a sweeping
change in Congress, it's time to do just
that. The fact is with the outcome of
this election - along with growing opposition
to ObamaCare - this is the perfect time
to act legislatively and repeal the health
Barreiro noted that despite the victories
"we need to remain vigilant: the
newly-elected pro-life members of Congress
must act in coherence with the promises
they made during their campaigns. Also
these results show, particularly with
regard to the Senate results, that we
have to continue our efforts to preach
in season and out of season the Gospel
of Life because it is evident that many
Americans continue to be closed to the
light of the truth."
pointed out in a conversation with LifeSiteNews
that in addition to major victories in
Congress and among Governors, many pro-life
members of state legislatures were elected.
"All of this should give Planned
Parenthood heartburn," said Mattes
referring to the fact that a growing number
of PP affiliates are suspected of financial
fraud regarding overbilling Medicaid for
abortion and family planning services.
Wisconsin new pro-life majorities were
elected in the state Senate and state
Assembly as well as a pro-life governor
and lieutenant governor. "We congratulate
Governor-elect Scott Walker and Lieutenant
Governor-elect Rebecca Kleefisch on their
outstanding victories, victories for Wisconsin's
preborn children and the vulnerable elderly
and disabled," said Mary Matuska,
president of the Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW)
Victory Fund political action committee
in Ohio pro-life candidates swept each
and every statewide office. Furthermore,
pro-life Ohioans elected new members of
Ohio's congressional delegation committed
to defending Life. ORTL PAC distributed
500,000 ballot cards statewide and made
tens of thousands of automated calls in
key races among other activities.
Right to Life PAC's Mike Gonidakis pointed
out that five ORTL PAC Congressional candidates
defeated incumbents who voted for Obamacare.
ORTL was also proud to announce that their
own pro-life Congressman John Boehner,
will be the next Speaker of the US House
to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."