It’s only January of 2015 but the 2016 election cycle has already begun. Today, Senator Barbara Boxer of California became the first senator to announce her retirement at the end of her current term. Boxer earned a harrowing reputation as one of the U.S. Senate’s most outspoken abortion advocates. According to National Right to Life, Boxer voted against all limitations on abortion during a congressional career that has spanned more than three decades.
Far too often, young people in the pro-life movement are referred to as “future pro-life leaders.” While that statement is undeniably true, it omits the current impact young people are having across the country. Young people are not just the future, we are the present!
The 2014 elections swept many formidable pro-abortion incumbents from the Senate. The last to remain standing is Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, who has voted against the pro-life position on every vote scored by NRLC during her current six year term in office. She faces a December 6 run-off against pro-life challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy.
Early voting kicked off today in North Carolina, the site of one of the nation’s most competitive U.S. Senate races. In the Tar Heel State, there is a clear contrast between the Senate candidates on abortion.
The polls are all over the place in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The latest NYT/CBS/YouGov poll has pro-life Thom Tillis, Republican Speaker of the North Carolina House, up two points over incumbent pro-abortion incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. However the current Real Clear Politics average has Tillis up by just 0.8% over Hagan.
As the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge sweeps the internet, abortion activists have decided to put their own spin on the viral fundraising effort. Instead of encouraging individuals to donate to charities to fight a debilitating disease like ALS, abortion activists are pushing for donations to fund the killing of unborn children. The so-called “Taco or Beer Challenge” calls on participants to enjoy a taco or a beer, or both, and then donate money to pay for abortions.
Pro-life Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who has frequently been cited as one of the most vulnerable incumbent governors in the 2014 election cycle, is gaining ground, according to new polling.
The 44th annual National Right to Life Convention kicks off this Thursday in Louisville, Kentucky. The annual gathering of the pro-life grassroots is an energizing three days packed with dynamic speakers, compelling workshops and dozens of exhibits.