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1/23/2014 (2 years ago)

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We must push back the tide of deadly counterculture.

The topic of abortion may become a central issue in the midterm elections as both Republicans and Democrats seek to galvanize their bases. A bevy of new, protective laws has Democrats worried that abortion will become even more restricted should Republicans do well in the midterms.

Republicans have enjoyed measurable success this year on the pro life front, but they still have a lot of work to do. The midterm elections may be dominated by the issue.

Republicans have enjoyed measurable success this year on the pro life front, but they still have a lot of work to do. The midterm elections may be dominated by the issue.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/23/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: abortion, rally, midterm elections, issue, topic


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Last October, some analysts were ringing the death knell of the Republican party as blame for the government shutdown fell mostly on conservatives. Then came Obamacare, and its disastrous roll-out, and the ongoing financial mess it has created for those who manage to sign up for it, not to mention those who have lost their coverage.

As people grow disgusted with Obamacare and what they see as a dishonest administration, the Republicans are gaining ground, particularly amongst their base, while their tireless efforts to protect life have finally seen some success.

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Those successes have mobilized the radical left of the Democratic party to lash out against middle America and the Republicans, launching rallies and other campaigns to retake ground lost to life.

In Washington D.C. yesterday, the March for Life pro-life demonstration went as planned and Republicans delayed the start of their winter meeting to allow members and the public to attend. Counter protestors came out in force to push their worldview back on the pro-lifers.

The issue of abortion is likely to be a central issue in the months to come. Republicans are looking to eliminate all public funding for abortion by passing a law that bans the use of public money for the practice. Right now, under Obamacare, your premiums and deductibles can be used to pay for someone else's abortion, a practice that violates your religious freedom.

With Americans virtually compelled to buy into Obamacare in the years to come, this is a major issue. Just as businesses have rebelled against the requirement, so too will more and more people as they realize how their money is being spent.

Last fall, Democrats could have been forgiven for thinking they had a shoe-in for the next presidential elections and that Hillary Clinton would be an easy win. However, the Obama administration has seen a succession of scandals that eclipses anything in recent memory. From Benghazi, which involved Clinton, to the IRS-Tea Party scandal, to the series of failings for Obamacare.

Now, Americans may be looking to Republicans for a return at least to the middle, where some semblance of reason is restored to the government. Against this, Democrats are firing their last arrow, proclaiming that abortion is a "health issue" and a "women's issue." In fact, abortion is an issue for women and their health, just not in the way anti-lifers typically assume.

So now, both sides are preparing a costly campaign around the abortion issue. Although it looks like the Republicans are at an advantage, nothing should be assumed this early in the midterm races. As the meteoric fall of Obama from last October onwards shows, anything can change in the course of a few months. It's a shame to see that so many lives hang in the balance as a result.

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