Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life
Remember those days before computers when we used typewriters to write letters, articles, and a variety of other necessary records? Most every typing class practiced typing the sentence, “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” As we head into the 2014 elections, that is a great call to action for all pro-lifers.
Our country needs every pro-lifer to be involved in deciding who will set the agenda for Congress for the next two years. Will it be pro-life leaders who are willing to do everything possible to stop Obamacare and who will protect unborn children from abortion?
Or will it be leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who will do everything possible to advance and promote Obamacare and the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” which is a super-charged version of the old “Freedom of Choice Act”?
Various states will be electing Governors, Attorneys General, and other statewide offices, along with members of the state legislature. Some states have already held their primary elections; the rest will continue throughout the coming months, culminating with the general election on November 4.
When our founding fathers were creating this wonderful new country, John Adams wrote, “It has been the will of Heaven that we should be thrown into existence at a period when the greatest philosophers and lawgivers of antiquity would have wished to live … a period when a coincidence of circumstances without example has afforded to thirteen colonies at once an opportunity of beginning government anew from the foundation and building as they choose. How few of the human race have ever had an opportunity of choosing a system of government for themselves and their children? How few have ever had anything more of choice in government than in climate?”
The citizens of so many countries have no voice in their government. They can influence their government no more than they can influence the weather. In America, we are blessed with a system of government that allows for the peaceful election and frequent transfer of power. In America, though, it is unborn babies who have no voice. Electing pro-life candidates is one way that we can be a voice for the voiceless.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has passed the U.S. House of Representatives but is being blocked in the Senate by Harry Reid (D-NV). Winning a net of only 6 U.S. Senate seats would remove Reid from his position as majority leader. The National Right to Life Victory Fund will do everything in its ability and power to elect candidates who will work to protect the innocent and vulnerable. Your support for the National Right to Life Victory Fund will help us elect strong pro-life senators and defeat those who would coldly let unborn babies suffer and die.
Electing pro-life candidates is one way that we can be a voice for the voiceless.
Obamacare is well on its way to implementation, but because of a variety of setbacks, deadlines for full implementation have been repeatedly pushed back. If Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi control either or both chambers, we are likely stuck with Obamacare as our national health care system. NRLC’s Director of Medical Ethics, Burke Balch, JD, points out that the health insurance exchanges established under Obamacare have not allowed people to get the best specialists; people are not allowed to use the top medical centers, and they are not allowed to get access to the most advanced cancer drugs. If government bureaucrats think your insurance plan allows you to spend too much money on your own health care, they have plans to make sure you can’t.
And, of course, we know that despite President Obama’s hollow executive order to the contrary, massive tax dollars will subsidize abortion coverage in the health care exchanges.
Unfortunately, even with pro-life leadership in charge of both the House and Senate, President Obama still holds the veto pen, but having to fight both chambers of Congress will at least make his job more difficult and would allow us to build for the 2016 elections.
It’s difficult to imagine how someone can claim to be pro-life but then vote for a candidate who is going to support the continued deaths of more than a million unborn children every year. In the coming months, encourage your pro-life friends, family members, fellow-church members, co-workers, and neighbors to seriously consider a candidate’s position on the life issues when they are deciding whom to support for election.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Encourage those around you to be a voice for the voiceless. And please give generously to the National Right to Life Victory Fund.