Pro-Life Leaders React to Re-Election of President Barack Obama
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/7/12 1:40 AM
Leading pro-life advocates were disappointed by the news that pro-abortion President Barack Obama was re-elected to another four-year term. However, they are encouraging pro-life voters to keep pressing forward doing everything possible to protect unborn children under law.
Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, urged pro-lifers to not give up.
“Last night, our nation witnessed an historic event, one that will impact our country for decades to come and determine the future we pass down to our children. A future, which I know many of us are concerned about right at this moment,” she said. “I know many of us are still disappointed by last night’s results, but, this morning, I want to just remind you of one thing: Surrender is not an option. And we must march forward, courageously, because, no matter who is President today or in January, abortion is still happening.”
Hawkins added, “With last night’s presidential election results in, we now know what our next step must be: De-funding America’s Abortion Goliath, Planned Parenthood. And we can’t rely on our President to help us. We must do it.”
Troy Newman, the head of Operation Rescue, added, “These are the times that will chisel boys into men, and girls into women. The next greatest generation is already here and being called upon to stand against tyranny.”
“Our work to defend the lives of the most vulnerable and to promote human dignity is not dependent on an election,” added Live Action President Lila Rose. “This is a fight for each person, one person at a time. We will only work harder, hope and trust more, and ask God to make our lives a reflection of His love which never disappoints.”
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Former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic manager Abby Johnson said, “Time to pray, my friends. Time to get involved in the pro-life grassroots movement. We are disappointed, but not out of fight. We will still save babies, with God’s help. We will still save souls, with God’s help. We are sad…but we still fight…and we pray.”
“I know many are going to bed very disappointed with the election results,” added Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition. “I know how you feel! It will take several weeks to analyze the data and get a sense of what happened. However, when I put my head on the pillow here is what I rejoice in.”