Pro-Life Election Day Setbacks Will Only Re-energize The Fight For Life

Washington, DC — Following yesterday’s win by Barack Obama and the defeat of three important pro-life measures in South Dakota, California, and Colorado, Operation Rescue stands undeterred and resolute in its determination to fight on for the abolition of abortion in America.

“Yesterday’s losses are just a speed bump on the road to victory for the innocent,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Overall, Americans are more pro-life than ever before. The closeness of the votes on pro-life measures in South Dakota and in California shows that we have made great gains amongst the people. Election cycles tend to be cyclical, and we are confident that we will once again have our day.”

South Dakota’s Measure 11 lost 55-45%, a slightly narrower margin that the previous attempt to pass an abortion ban in that state. In California, Prop 4, a measure that would have required parental notification before minors could obtain an abortion, lost by the slim margin of only four percentage points.

The hotly contested District Attorney’s race in Wichita, Kansas, home of late-term abortionist George R. Tiller, also went to pro-abortion incumbent Nola Foulston, who has been accused of covering for Tiller’s crimes. Operation Rescue had worked to expose Foulston’s ties to Tiller.

“These set backs will only energize us. The fight is on. We will continue to work to inform the public with our fleet of Truth Trucks, expose abortionists, and close abortion clinics. We will continue to work though every available legal means to stop abortion. The person occupying the White House will not diminish that work, nor will other perceived political set backs.”

“We trust in God that He has His hand on the affairs of men, and that one day there will be justice for the pre-born,” said Newman. “Now is not the time for discouragement, but a time to roll up our sleeves and continue the fight, having peace knowing that the results in God’s hands and, ultimately, victory is assured.”

  • peggy

    Mr. Newman, Operation Rescue.
    Thank you for This encouragement, Our hearts break for the Preborns here and across the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA even the Whole World! Your unwavering work on they,er behafe is truely inspiring . I know you face a battle that demands determination, prayer. VICTORY is our Only option. I know ABBA FATHER SEE,s Our Hearts , He Knows if we have voted for LIFE ,blessings, Here in Kansas! Across the Nation People sought after a man to lead them , I seek to serve The Almighty ,His Will.
    His Son Gave His Life for Our sins ,May we draw closer to Christ image in these days ahead , seeing the Glory set before Him Jesus endured even the cross to set us Free. May we be of a good courage and Stand till The LORD Returns . TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER!

  • steve

    I appreciate the optimism here because it is so easy to get discouraged, esp when we think of the Supreme Court nominations. Also recent news reports suggest Rev Emmanual Cleaver will be on Obama’s staff. This guy is quite prochoice, and somehow has integrated that position with his faith, whatever that means.

    Let’s also remember there are still some prolife leaders who have won re-election or were not up for re-election yet. Senator Pat Roberts won in a landslide. We stilll have others like Senators Bond and Nelson, just to name a few fellow midwesterners. Let us keep these brave men in our prayers, as they too may feel discouraged. It will take an extra measure of courage to remain prolife in the years ahead, and we need to pray that these and other prolife leaders do not fall away.

  • Sarah

    I was VERY upset this morning…but through the day I had to laugh at myself. Do you really think God is saying “OH NO! BARACK WON? Now I can’t save lives and change hearts!” God is still in control….he hardened and softened pharoahs heart at his whim. All life belongs to HIM…He may have given the people the desire of their godless hearts…Obama, but it may be better in the end because now WE who are God’s people will not fall asleep at the wheel which we did a little under George W…thinking he was a “conservative” president. And McCain was not really that pro-life. This way we know Obama’s disdain for life and for God and we are ready and awake for the fight. God knows best!

  • Fran

    Here is a word of encouragement. I have been a believer for 18 years tomorrow. It was not until Obama ran for president that I woke up from the wheel I was asleep at. Because of Obama, I have heard the battle cry that many of you heard and have been responding to for the last 35 years. I will now join the chorus of voices that cry out for justice for the unborn and bid God’s righteousness to rain down on this country and save us from ourselves. A society that kills its own cannot survive. May God have mercy on us and re-set the scales of justice. God bless all of you for your faithfulness to His Word. I am disheartened and appalled by the knowledge that many a “Christian” voted for Obama. You cannot reconcile that.

  • AllLifeIsPrecious

    Steve

    I don’t think he can legally put a REVEREND on his presidential staff. Wouldn’t people cry “separation of church and state!”?

    Of course if Obama does indeed do it, the anti religion groups will look the other way. The media will poo-poo it and let it slide, for awhile at least.

  • Phillymiss

    I am glad I came to this site, because I was getting discouraged. I am saddened by how many so-called Christians, including my daughter, voted for this evil man. I will not give up! Thank you.

  • Wallgorn

    I was abit disappointed by what happened. I have had chance to think things out. I truly believe that God is fully in control. I will continue to be a servant in the Pro-Life movement, always!

  • tobra

    well said troy!

    We need to FEAR THEM NOT, especially not some babykilling pervert pleasing president and his gestapo.

    and to answer charges of racism, i would gladly vote my pastor as president and think having a black president is great, just wish he was a Christian.

  • we have had opportunity, after opportunity to end the holocost to restore our good standings, and the respect of the people, local government and including the pro choice community…
    yet for some reason…year after year….we do the same things …over and over…. we don’t learn from the past…and we are blind to the solutions GOD lays out before us.
    we are the one who got obama elected…we are the ones who are now responcible for the killing of the innocent….
    NOW ! Can we in good councious take the sword of truth to the throats of any one wit out first putting it to our own throats first..
    and if we are to publically put the sword to others then what public demonstration are we worthy of…
    olathe ks, obama, election the exile of the republican and prolife voice …terms that i have seen bring out alot anger and rage in normal everyday people…who know very little of the real truth…..
    their is a momentum moving forward….if we don’t find the wisdom, the honor …it will get horrendous before it ever gets any better..
    I AM SADDEN, HOW SO MUCH CAN BE DONE WITH SO LITTLE….IF WE DO NOT CHANGE….LEARN…AND HUMBLE OUR SELVES..BEFORE GOD….AND THE PEOPLE… THEN WE WILL CREATE AN ENEMY WHO WILL NOT REST UNTILL EACH ONE OF US IS DESTROYED….AT WHICH …NO POINT IN TIME…WILL OUR WORD BE HEARD, PLEADS FELT….THOSE OF US WHO HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING HAVE A TREMENDOUS RESPONCIBILITY ON OUR SHOULDER….
    THEIR ARE THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE THE HIGH PROFILE …WHOSE WORDS HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRAVEL FOR….WHERE AS MY WORDS BARELY MAKE IT TO YOUR DOOR STEPS…IT IS MY HOPE , GOD WILL GIVE US ALL EARS TO HEAR, THE COURAGE TO CARRY OWN AND THE WISDOM THAT GODS GIVES SO FREELY WHEN HIS PEOPLE ASK……GO IN GODS SPEED AND IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD (the one who gives us our protective covering) JESUS CHRIST….”IF WE DO ALL HE ASK OF US…HE WILL BE OUR ENEMY’S ENEMY AND OUR ADVERSARY’S ADVERSARY…… THANK-YOU FOR HEARINGME OUT……