Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Upset in Massachussetts: Pro-life Movement Hopeful with Scott Brown Win


By Hilary White

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2010 ( – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown pulled an immense upset victory in Massachusetts’ special election Tuesday night, overtaking Democrat Martha Coakley by five points with three out of four districts reporting.

A meeting of key pro-life leaders in the nation’s capital erupted in wild cheers as Fox news reported AP had declared Brown the victor with 75% of districts confirming Brown’s lead over Coakley. The astonishing results were seen as swinging open the door to a possible defeat for the health care bill widely decried as the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade.
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Fr.  Frank Pavone of Priests for Life had this to say:

Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released the following statement tonight regarding the special election in Massachusetts:

“The victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts tonight represents several simple facts about the current state of American politics:

1. Pendulums swing. The American people, no matter what their political affiliation, are not comfortable with any one party holding supermajorities in Washington.

2. Americans love freedom. When Washington ignores the will of the people, as the Democratic Party has been doing on so many issues, the people respond at the voting booth to reclaim their own voice.

3. Elections are the answer. Whether the issue is health care, abortion, or anything else, when the people feel powerless to change the minds of those in power, they change those in power.

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Nick said...

It's a win, yes, but let's not make a generalization out of it. That's one thing I hate a lot: People, especially myself, taking a victory too far.

Michael Enright said...

But isn't he actually pro-choice?

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

I believe he is pro-choice, but the point was that he is against abortion in health care reform.

His presence in the Senate changes alot and could prevent sweeping changes that would have broadened funding for abortion in ways not seen before.

Others can chime in.

Also, you have to look at the alternative. Had Coakley won, those sweeping changes with abortion would have steam-rolled right through.

Now, with this win in Massachussetts (and a Republican taking that seat, in that state is like an earthquake in itself), other democrats who were ready to sign that bill are having second thoughts. If Scott Brown could win in Massachussetts - I think the most Democratic state, what do you think will happen elsehwere?

It's said that Barney Frank's own district went for Scott Brown. He may not have a job when re-election comes up. There are others. There are enough people upset right now, that I think we could see some sacred cows go to the chopping block in California with Republican wins.

Let's pray they are pro-life.