Disappointing ballot question results show need for more education
WASHINGTON – Following the midterm elections, pro-life forces are poised to gain a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, while control of the U.S. Senate remains too close to call.
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, released the following statement:
“Americans have chosen to elect a pro-life House of Representatives, a resounding defeat of the pro-abortion narrative that the overturn of Roe v. Wade would be a political disaster for pro-life candidates. After hundreds of millions of dollars and months of relentless campaigning, the abortion industry failed in its attempt to maintain control of Congress and sell unfettered abortion extremism to the American people. Over $200 million dollars was spent on television ads alone to promote the abortion industry agenda of killing preborn children up until the moment of birth, but it wasn’t enough to accomplish a clear pro-abortion victory.
“The Biden administration has said their number one priority was to pass radical legislation that would have mandated abortion up until birth across the nation. Dozens of pro-life activists have also been targeted by the Department of Justice for exercising their free speech rights on behalf of the preborn. Rights that are explicitly protected in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. We have also seen zero action from the Biden administration in enforcing existing health and safety regulations on the abortion pill. This decision will devastate the health and future fertility of thousands of mothers. Divided government will ensure the worst excesses of the Biden administration are curbed and that dangerous abortion expansions are prevented. A pro-life House majority also ensures that some of the most egregious actions we have seen from the federal government can be properly investigated, such as the lack of response to attacks on pro-life resource centers and the negligent lack of investigation of suspected federal crimes violated by notorious late-term D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo in the case of the bodies of five viable infants found outside his facility.
“The failure of ballot measures in California, Kentucky, Vermont, Montana, and Michigan is deeply disappointing and points to the need to double down on our efforts of education and persuasion on the value of human life. Kentucky, in particular, has acted to protect human life at the state level, but by rejecting Amendment 2, the state is at risk of activist state judges blocking these protections. The pro-life movement must work harder to match and exceed the reach and resources of the abortion industry, particularly when it comes to questions directly before voters.
“There is still a long way to go to secure the right to life, the right not to be violently killed, for preborn Americans. But by electing a pro-life House and pro-life governors across the country, Americans have rejected the extreme agenda of the abortion industry. It is now incumbent upon this newly elected House to act on the promises they made to the American people and do everything in their power to protect innocent human lives.”