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Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever- constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them.
Congratulations! Thanks to the hard work of pro-lifers around the country, a record number of pro-life women are headed to Congress! Detailed at National Review by Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, the mid-term elections proved that Americans do not side with radical pro-abortion groups and do not support abortion on demand. Hillary Clinton should take note…
In the meantime, Americans United for Life (AUL) writes that “we are now positioned to BREAK THE BLOCKADE surrounding the U.S. Senate and protect women and girls from abortion industry abuses.” While the House has passed major pro-life legislation seven times since 2010, all efforts to protect life have been blocked by the Senate. Stated AULA President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest:
We know that abortion harms women, and yet abortion industry abuses are ignored and at least half a billion tax dollars given to them with little oversight, little regulation and little concern for what happens behind the closed doors of abortion clinics. We must stand with women against this politically protected abortion conglomerate that values profits over people.
Yet, despite the mid-term results being overwhelmingly pro-life, the pro-abortion lobby just cannot accept the results. In Tennessee, voters considered Amendment 1 which aimed to protect mothers and their unborn babies from the lack of safety regulations overseeing abortion clinics in the state. Tennessee has become a destination for those seeking abortions. However, according to Yes on 1, despite pro-life advocates being “outspent more than 2-1 by abortion advocates,” the measure passed. Now, in a last ditch effort to push their agenda on Tennesseans, pro-aborts have filed suit to take down Amendment 1 “claiming that voter rights were violated and that ballots were not accurately counted.” As Yes on 1 explains, considering the amendment enjoys “a margin of 19,876 votes above the number needed for approval,” the lawsuit is simply a losing battle that is wasting time and money.
Pro-aborts that moved on (somewhat) from denial after the elections, …read more