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Elections: A Mixed Bag for Persons at Risk

By Judie Brown

We see the same pluses and minuses in the election results of this past Tuesday that others do. Yet, in a profound way, we see grave danger ahead for those who cannot defend themselves.

Specifically, we look at California as a bellwether example. This is so because, even though the state is often referred to as a land of fruits and nuts or a “left coast” state, many trends that originate there are often felt around the nation.

Look at Nancy Pelosi, who represents a congressional district in the state but who is one of the most influential voices, not only in Congress, but against the teachings of the Catholic Church. Pelosi is the next presumed Speaker of the House of Representatives. She fondly defines herself as a “devout Catholic grandmother,” but is a staunch advocate of every aspect of the culture of death, including abortion. This does not bode well for paring down and deconstructing government involvement in abortion and contraception, as she has already sent signals that she will preserve government healthcare.

We also find in California another hero of the culture of death, Governor-elect Gavin Newsom. According to the Daily Wire, Newsom “doubled down” during his campaign “on claims he made earlier this month that he’d turn California into a single-payer healthcare state, telling the Pod Save America podcast that he plans on expanding Medicare to cover every Californian—even illegal immigrants.”

Newsom has said he is likely to support the push to require state universities to pay for abortion medications as well. His position on aborting children is consistent with his party, so we can safely say he is a culture of death devotee. It’s not surprising, but it’s more than a little concerning. In addition, we learned that when Newsom’s mother suffered from breast cancer and elected to take her own life, he helped her commit suicide.

Is this a man who will be silent when it comes to advocating for assisted suicide, euthanasia, and even more abortion, especially since he wants his state to pay for every aspect of what he thinks is healthcare? As I said, California is definitely a warning to the rest of us that things could go very wrong for the vulnerable, including preborn children and those facing a terminal illness, a disability, or any problem that requires special care.

On the bright side, we see incoming senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. Blackburn is one of a few who exposed Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts. We can only hope that stalwarts like Blackburn will make it their number one goal to defend life, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to stand in the gap, fighting off the culture of death.

We would be remiss if we did not tip our hat to the good people of Alabama and West Virginia as well. In both states, very strong pro-life measures were passed by their residents.

Alabama’s amendment to the state constitution states that “it is the public policy of this state to recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, most importantly the right to life in all manners and measures appropriate and lawful; and to provide that the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

In West Virginia, the amendment states: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.”

The good, the bad, and the ugly were all on center stage this past Tuesday, and, as we have said, the results are a mixed bag for persons at risk.

Let’s get to work. We have a whole lot of educating to do!


Learn the facts.

Teach the truth.

Protest the evil.