By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director
With just 26 days before the November 6 midterm elections. I’m going to say something some may find shocking.
It’s not about you.
No. And it’s definitely not about me. It’s about the nearly 3,000 unborn children who will die a brutal death by abortion today. And another 3,000 tomorrow. It’s about protecting their lives – and their futures.
We are in the business of saving lives. Thanks to you the carnage is far less than it once was. But one baby lost to abortion is too many.
When we elect pro-life women and men, life-saving legislation is passed.
For example, in South Carolina alone, there are nearly 175,000 people alive today because they passed pro-life laws.
And just one piece of federal legislation – the Hyde Amendment, which limits federal funding of abortions – is attributed to saving two million lives.
A lot is at stake in 26 days. Lives are at stake…
This year, there are 35 U.S. Senate seats up for election: 26 Democrat seats and 9 Republican seats.
If Democrats were to control the Senate, pro-abortion Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would be Senate Majority Leader. Consider the fate of eminently qualified judges such as Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were the Senate in the hands of pro-abortion Democrats.
If pro-abortion Democrats take over leadership in the U.S. House and Senate, there will be consequences.
Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.), for instance would become House Majority Leader.
And pro-abortion legislation would be promoted, such as the Woman’s Health Protection Act – we refer to it as the Abortion without Limits Until Birth Act – which is so extreme, if enacted, it would invalidate nearly all state and federal limits on abortion.
Shame on them.
We wouldn’t be able to pass protective pro-life legislation like the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
This bill would require that a baby born alive during an abortion must be afforded the same degree of care that would apply to any other child born alive at the same gestational age.
We cannot allow pro-abortionists to win.
You are pro-life because you recognize that it’s not about us, or our individual states, or our preferred candidate. It is about protecting the lives of vulnerable human beings – unborn children, and medically dependent and people with disabilities.
The 3,000 babies who die by abortion today are too important to lose sight of that ultimate goal.