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Let us strive to bring this to fruition.  All the more reason to take part, at least as an individual, in the 40 Days for Life which will start on 9-23-09 and then again in the spring and then once again before next year's elections.  Let us pray and offer our sacrifices for changes in minds and hearts that are needed to change the direction of our country from the culture of death to the culture of life.  http://www.40daysforlife.com/splash.cfm
Magdalene
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http://www.lifenews.com/nat5428.html

Another Election Expert Predicts Massive Pro-Life Gains in 2010 Election Cycle

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor



Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Another elections expert is predicting massive gains for the pro-life movement in the 2010 election cycle. This time it is Larry Sabato, a University of Virginia political science professor frequently cited in the mainstream media for his election expertise.  Sabato has correctly forecasted other midterm election results, including the 2006 elections where he was one off of the Democratic gains that year.

The professor has correctly predicted the winners of last five presidential contests more than two months before Election Day with an average margin of error of one percentage point.  Given his track record, political observers are already talking about his latest election analysis, released today.

"It now appears that Republicans will make above-average gains in the U.S. House of at least 23 seats," he explains, whereas the average pickup of the party out of power in a midterm election is 17 seats.

While there are pro-abortion Republicans and pro-life Democrats, most Republicans in Congress are pro-life and most Democrats back abortion. The Democrats who control both the House and Senate now strongly support abortion and have prevented votes on some pro-life amendments to limit abortion funding.  While pro-life advocates have little chance of re-capturing the Senate (though they will likely pick up a couple of seats), there is a small chance Republicans could retake the House if pro-abortion President Barack Obama's numbers sink further, Sabato explains.

"Under what might be considered a worst case scenario for Democrats, if President Obama’s approval rating sinks into the low 40s next year, which would produce a net approval rating of around -10, and Republicans take a 5 point lead on the generic ballot, the GOP would still be expected to gain only 4 seats in the Senate," he professor writes.

"However, such a scenario would put Republicans in position to come very close to regaining control of the House with an expected pickup of 41 seats," he says.

Even if Obama's numbers go back up next year, Sabato predicts at least some gains for pro-life advocates. "On the other hand, if the President’s approval rating rebounds into the mid 60s, producing a net approval rating of around +30, and Democrats have a 10 point lead on the generic ballot, the GOP would be expected to lose one seat in the Senate and gain only 15 seats in the House," he said.

Using the current polling numbers for Obama and both parties, Sabato predicts a gain of one seat in the Senate and 23 seats in the House. With amendments to stop abortion funding in the health care bill losing by one vote margins in congressional committees in both the House and Senate, every seat pro-life advocates pick up is another they can use to stop Obama's pro-abortion agenda.
A majority of Republicans doesnt help the Pro Life cause, a majority of real catholic Bishops would...Ill pray for that, the republicrats are judases and wolves in sheeps clothing. I am sick of them holding the prolife torch when the election cycle comes around only to throw the issue under the bus as soon as it behooves them...better to have the enemys we see.
(09-06-2009, 12:34 PM)voxpopulisuxx Wrote: [ -> ]A majority of Republicans doesnt help the Pro Life cause, a majority of real catholic Bishops would...Ill pray for that, the republicrats are judases and wolves in sheeps clothing. I am sick of them holding the prolife torch when the election cycle comes around only to throw the issue under the bus as soon as it behooves them...better to have the enemys we see.

there is a sizeable core of prolife Republicans who are genuinely prolife and will spare us from federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage in the health care bill, to name two things, even if they are not all, or as a group, all we would hope.  It's just not true that there is no difference between elected officials of the two parties on this issue.....There are some prolife Dems, praise them, but they are few and far between, and they are powerless to shape policy in their party.  Any prolife leadership in Congress in the foreseeable future will come from the Republican Party.......
Vox, I cannot dispute what you have written.  IF our bishops were more on board with the efforts of pro-life and IF the majority of Catholics truly lived their faith and the teachings of holy Mother Church, well, we would not be in this situation.  Then we could be truly the 'salt and light' in the world that many like to sing about. Then we would truly be the "anima mundi", the soul in the world.  But we know in this spiritual battle with the enemy being 'within' as well as without that this is not the present case.  Granted, the number of bishops speaking out has increased but it is still the minority. And we know reasons why this is so.  And there will be yet some years before we see the truly orthodox become the majority. Not that there is anything new in this!  The majority of bishops have been on the strayed path before. (think Arianism or the beginnings of the protestant revolt).

So this secular mean of changing the balance may be a way to tip the scales to a more pro-life mindset. And also granted that the 'pro-life' president Bush could not even do everything perhaps we and even he hoped he could.
We are far gone down that slippery slope.  But that does not mean we do not dig in!

This is great spiritual warfare.  The culture of death is the demonic agenda. We must fight with all the spiritual weapons at our disposal!  And the demons rage against the prayer and fasting for they cannot fight it in kind. And we do all we can on every legitimate front to change the growing onslaught to life.
(09-06-2009, 12:48 PM)epalinurus Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-06-2009, 12:34 PM)voxpopulisuxx Wrote: [ -> ]A majority of Republicans doesnt help the Pro Life cause, a majority of real catholic Bishops would...Ill pray for that, the republicrats are judases and wolves in sheeps clothing. I am sick of them holding the prolife torch when the election cycle comes around only to throw the issue under the bus as soon as it behooves them...better to have the enemys we see.

there is a sizeable core of prolife Republicans who are genuinely prolife and will spare us from federal funding of abortions and abortion coverage in the health care bill, to name two things, even if they are not all, or as a group, all we would hope.  It's just not true that there is no difference between elected officials of the two parties on this issue.....There are some prolife Dems, praise them, but they are few and far between, and they are powerless to shape policy in their party.  Any prolife leadership in Congress in the foreseeable future will come from the Republican Party.......
I disagree as the only way to have true prolife laws is to DE FEDERALISE the issue...only a third party can do it...both of these fake parties promote full federalism....of corse there are a few solid republicans, and much more then the demonic dems, but the majority of both parties is solidly prodeath, how can I say that????? "By their fruits ye shall know them...." Our Lord gets it right.
(09-06-2009, 12:53 PM)Magdalene Wrote: [ -> ]Vox, I cannot dispute what you have written.  IF our bishops were more on board with the efforts of pro-life and IF the majority of Catholics truly lived their faith and the teachings of holy Mother Church, well, we would not be in this situation.  Then we could be truly the 'salt and light' in the world that many like to sing about. Then we would truly be the "anima mundi", the soul in the world.  But we know in this spiritual battle with the enemy being 'within' as well as without that this is not the present case.  Granted, the number of bishops speaking out has increased but it is still the minority. And we know reasons why this is so.  And there will be yet some years before we see the truly orthodox become the majority. Not that there is anything new in this!  The majority of bishops have been on the strayed path before. (think Arianism or the beginnings of the protestant revolt).

So this secular mean of changing the balance may be a way to tip the scales to a more pro-life mindset. And also granted that the 'pro-life' president Bush could not even do everything perhaps we and even he hoped he could.
We are far gone down that slippery slope.  But that does not mean we do not dig in!

This is great spiritual warfare.  The culture of death is the demonic agenda. We must fight with all the spiritual weapons at our disposal!  And the demons rage against the prayer and fasting for they cannot fight it in kind. And we do all we can on every legitimate front to change the growing onslaught to life.
My dear heart I am not trying to discourage what you are doing...GOD FORBID...I am saying this strategy has not worked at all since 1973...its time for a new approach, and actually I think Our Lady herself has a plan whereby these United States as we know them will no longer exist in its present political order.....clink link from ECLIPP
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