10 Nov The Truth of the Matter
This election has offered everything to the pro-life movement: wins, losses, and yet-to-be-determined.
We celebrate the remarkable victory in Louisiana–the landslide decision to add to the state constitution an amendment clarifying that abortion is not a constitutional right.
We mourn Colorado’s failure to pass a measure that would have protected unborn children after 22 weeks of gestation.
Then there’s the yet-to-be-determined aspect of the election, which will have powerful repercussions on the pro-life movement.
Despite the media’s persistence in referring to “President-elect Biden,” the results of the presidential election are not official. Ballots are still being counted in Alaska, Georgia, and North Carolina, and election results in a number of states are under dispute. States have until December 14 to settle any disputes, and that is when electoral college electors for each state cast their vote.
But no matter who sits in the Oval Office the next four years, our work must proceed. We must not flag or grow weary, even in the face of pro-abortion activism from the highest levels of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.
The right to life is the basis for all human rights. It is what we work every day to protect. And no matter the results of the election, that is what we will continue to do.