Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pro-Life Leaders Encourage Movement: We Will Fight Abortion Despite Kagan

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Two pro-life leaders have written a new editorial in the Washington Times designed to give encouragement to pro-life advocates who are distraught by last week's Senate confirmation of pro-abortion activist Elena Kagan to join the pro-abortion majority on the Supreme Court.

Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Americans United for Life president Charmaine Yoest, are behind the new opinion column.

"President Obama’s selection of Elena Kagan, the most demonstrably pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee in recent memory, presented a daunting challenge to pro-life leaders," they said. "After months of dedicated opposition to her nomination, Kagan’s confirmation is a difficult setback in our long march to ultimate victory."

"And not unreasonably, observers have asked – why then, do we bother?"

"The question resonates for this particular political confrontation, but applies equally to the larger issue as a whole as we near four decades of abortion-on-demand in America post-Roe," Yoest and King continue.

"We bother because, in the end, we will win," they say.

The pro-life advocates say the pro-life community needs to take the loss in stride as it has others over the years because the battle to protect unborn children is a long-term one that won't be won, or lost, with one fight, but will require a long-term commitment to see through a victory. Read more

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