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National Right to Life PAC Makes Pro-Life Victories Possible

by | Sep 15, 2011

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-Abortion President Barack Obama

Late last night National Right to Life Political Director Karen Cross wrote an excellent overview of the two special elections held yesterday in New York and Nevada (see part one). I would like to add a few additional details now that the dust has settled.

It is the operational philosophy of National Right to Life and NRL PAC to produce results, not “statements.” That’s why you don’t hear a lot about what NRL PAC has accomplished. But when elections are this important, it is vital that all of you who faithfully support NRL know that we were there, especially when it really counted.

What’s the old saying? “Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan.” Which is another way of saying that after a victory—especially one virtually NO ONE saw coming—lots of organizations which did nothing will suggest they did.

A few months ago everyone expected a cruise-control victory for pro-abortion Democratic New York Assemblyman David Weprin in a special election to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Anthony Weiner. Actually someone did disagree: NRL PAC.

And NRL PAC worked to help businessman Bob Turner, a pro-life Republican, win the 9th Congressional District, a seat formerly held by such high-profile pro-abortion Democrats as Senator Chuck Schumer.

Consider: Turner won 54% to 46% in spite of: a three-to-one voter registration advantage for Democrats; a half-million dollar infusion last week by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; the fact that President Obama won the district by 11% in 2008; and that the district has rested in Democratic hands for the better part of a century.

Almost lost in the hubbub over New York is the shellacking Democrats took in Nevada. Pro-life former state Senator Mark Amodei (R) crushed pro-abortion state Treasurer Kate Marshall (D) 58% to 36%. With that kind of margin, it must have always been a done deal, right?

No! As the National Journal pointed out Monday, the state’s 2nd Congressional District “seemed squarely in play weeks ago.” Again NRL PAC and our state affiliate’s PAC made sure the good guys won. And they did—by 22%!

In Part Three, I’ll talk about President Obama’s role in all this, and what the victories in New York and Nevada may foreshadow in 2012. For now, let’s rejoice in two solid victories.

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