Morning Glory reacts to the big election news with now President-Elect Donald J. Trump at the helm alongside Vice President-Elect Mike Pence!
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) declared victory last night when Donald Trump won the presidential race and pro-life Republicans maintained control of the U.S. Senate. SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following comment this afternoon:
“This is an historic moment for the pro-life movement. We are poised to make the biggest executive, legislative, and judicial advances for the protection of unborn children and their mothers since Roe v. Wade was decided. With a pro-life White House and Congress there are four central pro-life goals now within our reach: ending painful late-term abortions, codifying the Hyde Amendment, defunding Planned Parenthood, and appointing pro-life Supreme Court Justices. Donald Trump has committed to every single one of these goals.
“The power of the pro-life grassroots was a huge factor in making possible a pro-life White House and Senate.
“This cycle Susan B. Anthony List set out to create the largest person to person pro-life ground game in the nation. We spent the last year talking to more than 1.6 million voters in the presidential battleground states of North Carolina, Ohio, and Florida. We also made the margin of victory for the Senate races in those states, plus Missouri. We spoke to voters directly at their doors and through hard-hitting mail and digital ads. Not only did we work to turn out inconsistent pro-life voters, we identified and contacted persuadable Democrats, including one hundred thousand Hispanics.
“We educated them about the Democrats’ support for taxpayer funding of late-term abortion up until the moment of birth. And it is exactly those voters we contacted who propelled Donald Trump and Mike Pence to victory.
“Donald Trump also went on offense to expose Clinton’s extremism. The third presidential debate opened with a landmark debate over abortion. Donald Trump described well the horror of partial birth abortion. He forced Clinton to own up to the fact that there is not one circumstance in which she would protect the right to life of an unborn child – a position that is abhorrent to the majority of Americans.
“The abortion issue has consistently been on voters’ minds this election. According to Google trends, abortion was the second most-searched for term during the first general election debate. In the days leading up to the election, abortion was in the top two issues and just yesterday, it was the number one issue voters were searching for related to both candidates.
“Now the hard work begins of making these opportunities for unborn children and their mothers a reality.”
Donald Trump and pro-life Senate candidates won in every state where SBA List engaged. Leading up to Election Day, SBA List reached 1.6 million pro-life voters, including 1.1 million voters contacted directly at their homes in the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Missouri.
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