Today, there is great sadness due to yesterday’s election outcomes. But, we at Wisconsin Right to Life will not allow more than one day of mourning as there is much work to do.
Here are the losses:
Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion president ever.
John Gard’s loss in the 8th Congressional District.
Extensive losses in the State Assembly which will now have pro-abortion leadership.
Loss of one right-to-life seat in the State Senate.
Legalization of assisted suicide in Washington State.
Defeat of right-to-life ballot measures in California, Michigan, South Dakota and Colorado.
What we face now is the real possibility that the new Congress will move quickly to enact the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). In the state legislature, new efforts are expected to repeal our abortion ban and, perhaps, legalize assisted suicide. It is a formidable challenge.
The right-to-life movement survived eight years of President Clinton. We will return to the gritty and tenacious work done in those years. We will be up to the challenge.