Who says that pro life candidates like Illinois Senator Peter Fitzgerald cannot win major elections?!
The fact is that, in the state of Illinois, the passionately pro-life United
States Senate candidate Peter Fitzgerald overwhelmed his pro-abortion
opponent at the ballot box in November.
Sen. Fitzgerald now represents one more vote and voice for life in the
U.S. Senate--even as the removal of Carol Moseley-Braun represents one
less vote for death, in that same chamber.
Why was the Illinois race significant? It was especially intriguing
since the popular wisdom of the day would have supposed that the liberal
candidate would prevail--given the moral decay of our society. The fact
that this did not happen--and that the race wasn't even very
close--gives great encouragement to the warriors for life and truth.
As we look ahead to the general elections of the year 2000--let us not
for a moment suppose that the issue of life should be put on the shelf,
or hidden from the public's eye. Candidates who are pro-life must prove
themselves to be faithful and courageous--even in the face of harsh
criticism and the distortion of their message.
The pro-life community has a moral and sacred responsibility to vote,
and to support the candidates for life. Our failure to take
responsibility has led to many calamities--including the election of the
present inhabitant of the White House.
By: Mark Henninger
Email Mark At: firstname.lastname@example.org