Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What else would I be writing about on November 2nd?

There's really only one story today: the election! If you're eligible to vote and haven't voted yet, today is your last chance. The National Right to Life Committee will provide updates throughout the evening as results come in.

FiveThirtyEight predicts that Republicans will make considerable gains in state offices and both houses of Congress, but that they will fail to win a Senate majority. (LifeNews predicts a 50-50 tie in the Senate.) Although pro-lifers hope that GOP gains will translate into solid pro-life legislation, we must bear in mind that there are some pro-abortion Republicans in the mix, like California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. There are also some pro-life Democrats to watch-- and while their numbers are likely to decline in this round, I'm not prepared to join those who are proclaiming that the Democratic pro-life movement is dead.


Anonymous said...

I think it would be beneficial for pro-lifers to realize that Republicans are not the answer to our problems. A package of Trojans is typically more effective than a Republican politician.

The Alexir of Life said...

I think maybe even to realise that politics isn't really the answer. Changing people's understanding of the unborn (it's a human) and removing some of the reasons for abortion (you cannot remove all) is the answer. Admittedly though changing the law (and that involves politicians) is a way of doing some of these things. said...

Politics is important, but it is only one aspect of the pro-life movement. We need legislation, direct services to mothers in need, education, litigation, etc. all working in tandem.