Abortion Rights a Losing Message in the Midterms

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Nov 05, 2014 2:00 PM
Abortion Rights a Losing Message in the Midterms

Wendy Davis and Mark Udall ran on extreme abortion records – and they lost horribly.

Davis, a Democratic Texas State Senator, gained overnight fame for trying to filibuster a life-saving bill that would ban abortions at five months, the point at which unborn babies can feel pain. Feminist and liberal groups lionized her as a hero for her late-term abortion agenda. They even decided to run her against Republican Greg Abbott in Texas’s gubernatorial race.

How did that go? Not well.

Her pro-life GOP opponent Greg Abbott won a majority of the female vote. Here's why we shouldn't be surprised:

Then there’s Colorado, where Democrat Sen. Mark Udall was just as keen on promoting late-term abortion. His race also didn’t go his way.

In addition to these two races, the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List sent out a joyful email to supporters celebrating four other wins in which they had invested: Arkansas, North Carolina, Iowa and Kansas.

So, despite liberals desperately trying to keep their “war on women” strategy alive, which Charles Krauthammer went as far as to say had been 'discredited,' voters clearly ignored these misleading campaign ads. Last night was a resounding victory for the pro-life movement.

Oh, and let’s not forget about Sandra Fluke, the pro-abortion feminist who gained fame trying to get free birth control from Congress. She decided to run for California State Senate, but you perhaps haven’t heard her name for awhile because her campaign may as well have ended the day she announced it.

Here’s why the red sweep is especially good news for unborn babies. Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell has already announced he would push through the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act through Congress, a bill which would ban abortions after five months, the very kind of legislation Wendy Davis was trying to keep alive. The Senate is ready to act. Here’s a list of co-sponsors who already signed onto to the legislation last year. SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser released this statement heralding the news:

“Tonight’s overwhelming victory for pro-life candidates signals the fact that the bottom has fallen out of the abortion-centered ‘war on women’ strategy,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “We are encouraged with the new pro-life Senate and look forward to a vote on our top legislative priority, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This compassionate, popular legislation will protect the lives of more than 18,000 unborn children per year.”

Clearly, the SBA List is way more election savvy than the pro-abortion Cosmopolitan magazine, which endorsed a string of losing candidates.