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This Election Was a Rejection of the Most Pro-Abortion President in History

By Fr. Frank Pavone | November 5, 2014 | 9:49am EST

The Senate election results are a call for Congress to counter President Obama’s pro-abortion agenda.

This election was a rejection of the most pro-abortion president in history.  I am grateful to so many leaders and activists with whom we were proud to partner in order to register, educate, and mobilize voters to get to the polls. Now it’s time for the Senate to join the House, not just in pushing back against Mr. Obama’s anti-life proposals, but also in moving forward on pro-life measures such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would spare babies of 20 weeks or more, who we know can feel pain from the agony of having their limbs torn from their bodies.  Polls show that overwhelming majorities of Americans support the measure, but the Senate Majority Leader hasn’t even allowed it to receive a committee vote.  The outgoing Senate leadership doesn’t care what the American people want – that’s why they’re the outgoing Senate leadership.

I would like to congratulate all the pro-life candidates who were elected, and all those who worked so hard to elect them.

Throughout this election cycle, as in every election cycle, we insist that the people of God need to elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public. We thank all our fellow citizens who had heeded that message, and made possible so many victories last night. Now it's time for the work to continue.

Father Frank Pavone is the national director of Priests for Life.

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