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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 11, 2014: Del Rio News-Herald * Letter to the Editor * Pro-Life candidates victorious

Letter to the Editor,

This November 4, 2014 Election showed Pro-Life candidates as overwhelmingly victorious. 

Nine pro-life Senatorial candidates won their races, meaning that the Senate will have a bipartisan pro-life majority. 

It is edifying to see women winning elections with a pro-life message. 

It is evident that the “War on Women” mantra which portrayed opposition to abortion and contraception as an attack on women’s rights did not resonate with the vast majority of voters nationwide.

Pro-Life Saira Blair, at 18 years old, became the youngest legislator in the country with her election to West Virginia’s House of Delegates. Her website stated, “My Core Personal and Political Beliefs: I’m Pro-Life, I’m Pro-Family, I’m Pro-2nd Amendment, I’m Pro-Business, I’m Pro-Jobs, I’m Pro-West Virginia.” 

Pro-life Elise Stefanik from New York, won election to the United States House of Representatives, becoming at age 31, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Elise Stefanik stated, “As the only pro-life candidate in this race, I will continue to be a strong advocate for women, and to fight for those who do not yet have a voice.”

Pro-lifers Joni Ernst from Iowa and Mia Love from Utah both won election to the United States Senate. Joni Ernst has stated, “I believe life begins at conception, that all innocent life is precious, and that we must cherish and protect the unborn.” Mia Love campaigned saying, “The role government plays is to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and I think that we should be protecting life.” 

In Texas, Pro-Life Greg Abbott won as Governor, having run against Wendy Davis who gained national prominence in 2013 after filibustering for 11 hours in the Texas Senate in support of unrestricted abortion. Greg Abbott has stated, “My pro-life position has been unwavering throughout my personal life and political career.” 

In our own 23rd Congressional District of Texas Pro-Life Will Hurd won the election. His website stated, “I want to keep America Strong — both domestically and internationally. We can achieve this by: Protecting a citizen’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”

Now there is a mandate for these legislative Pro-Life priorities: 20 week abortion fetal pain ban, removing taxpayer funding of abortion from federal programs and vigilance over the President’s nominees to the federal courts and potentially the United States Supreme Court.

Passionately Pro-Life! 
Marian Casillas, Ed.D.