Pro-Life Policies a Big Winner for Re-Elected State Lawmakers

A focus on the legislative campaigns that are more local to American voters served the cause of protecting unborn life, says Students for Life Action (SFLAction), which reports that while radical anti-life Democrats ran on demonizing the Supreme Court’s ruling that returned abortion issues to the states, still “every state legislator who championed SFLAction-inspired pro-life bills was reelected.”

“As the pro-abortion, Democrat party gaslights Americans into believing they need abortion as they dehumanize the preborn, it’s clear our mission at SFLAction is far from over,” said Kristan Hawkins, SFLAction president, in press statement comments. “If you like any limits on abortion, you don’t like President Biden’s agenda. We look forward to working with new Pro-Life Champions on introducing life-saving legislation in more states next year.”

SFLAction says it is celebrating wins at the state level in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming.

Hawkins referred to the 2022 midterm election as “the beginning of a reset following more than 50 years of assumptions about abortion.”

“In the coming sessions, we look forward to working with strong leaders and introducing pro-life legislation in states like Florida, Nebraska, and North Carolina,” Hawkins explained, adding that, thanks to the results of Tuesday’s elections, “new pro-life supreme courts and filibuster-proof majorities make our investment in key states span to new horizons with exciting opportunities to protect life in law.”

SFLAction, the largest youth pro-life organization in America, released its Post-Roe Blueprint, a strategic agenda for protecting life, both in law and in service to mothers who need the support and assistance required to prevent them from choosing abortion.

Among the priorities in the Post-Roe Blueprint is the already achieved overturning of Roe v. Wade, the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, the promotion of adoption, and a National Abortion Reporting Law to hold the abortion industry accountable.

Writing at The Federalist, senior editor John Daniel Davidson also noted Thursday that the “big midterm lesson” is that “Republicans won big in places where GOP leaders leaned into the culture war and passed abortion restrictions.”

“That’s no accident,” he wrote, asserting that “Republicans can no longer be content with defensive victories or defensive politics.”

Like Hawkins, he observed that Republicans who go on offense have generally won.

Davidson contrasted the unafraid, visionary Republicans with those who take their advice from Beltway consultants who urge candidates to stay away from the big cultural issues like abortion.

“Indeed, the ‘official narrative’ of corporate media in the wake of Tuesday’s midterms is that abortion was a big winner for Democrats, who supposedly capitalized on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, successfully making abortion a major electoral issue and blunting a red wave by boosting turnout among young, pro-abortion voters,” he observed.

That may be the left-wing narrative, but it doesn’t hold any water, he continued, when Republican governors in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and Texas, for example, all won with comfortable margins after signing legislation that restricted abortion.

“Fighting back against the left, it turns out, is what a lot of voters on the right want from Republicans,” Davidson advised, even declaring in an earlier column that it is time for conservatives “to stop calling themselves conservatives.”

“Why? Because the conservative project has largely failed, and it is time for a new approach,” he urged, pointing to how American culture has rapidly transformed “within the span of a single human lifetime, and with it the wholesale destruction of our traditions and the looming implosion of Western civilization.”

“So what kind of politics should conservatives today, as inheritors of a failed movement, adopt?” he asked:

For starters, they should stop thinking of themselves as conservatives (much less as Republicans) and start thinking of themselves as radicals, restorationists, and counterrevolutionaries. Indeed, that is what they are, whether they embrace those labels or not.

Whether looking for inspiration from the Pilgrims, “those iron-willed and audacious Christians who refused to accept the terms set by the mainstream of their time and set out to build something entirely new, to hew it out of the wilderness of the New World, even at great personal cost,” or from the Founding Fathers, who knew that “periodic revolution to preserve liberty and civil society has always been and always will be necessary,” Davidson contended it is time for those who have called themselves “conservatives” to “break from the past and forge a new political identity.”

“To win political power and do what must be done to save the country, Republicans will have to go on offense, present a compelling vision for the future, and engage culture war issues like abortion and critical race theory without apologies,” he declared Thursday.

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Susan Berry, PhD, is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “I am Pro-Life Generation Poster” by James McNellis. CC BY 2.0.




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