They say those who fail to learn from the past are bound to repeat it.
And it looks like the Obama camp may go that way again.
Four years ago, defeated John McCain for the presidency.
The abortion lobby then claimed a mandate and helped ram all sorts of pro-abortion policies and laws, down the throats of American taxpayers, including $7 billion in taxpayer funding of abortion in the infamous "ObamaCare."
They must have thought that they could get away with it, and that the American people wouldn't be paying attention.
But pro-lifers faced the danger and rallied to the defense of the unborn. In 2010 alone, NPLA identified and mobilized more than 2 million new pro-life households in almost 100 target districts and states, alerting of the danger.
And in the "wave election" of 2010, Mr. Obama's pro-abortion allies paid a steep price for their radical agenda and took historic losses in the House and Senate.
Now it looks like in their arrogance, the president and his pro-abortion allies are leading the way down the same exact path once again.
What Obama's allies in Congress still fail to realize is that pursuing his radical abortion-on-demand agenda is political poison.
And while groups like the so-called "National Abortion Rights Action League" (NARAL) and Planned Parenthood are crowing that their pro-abortion candidates won, National Pro-Life Alliance PAC and its members targeted and actually helped defeat 5 pro-abortion incumbents in the House.
And of the handful of Republican House incumbents who lost, most were candidates who had waffled on the protection of the unborn.
For example Republican Mary Bono Mack of California frequently voted with the abortion lobby and lost re-election by a razor thin margin.
And Frank Guinta of New Hampshire, who reneged on his earlier campaign promise to cosponsor the Life at Conception Act was defeated after his first term in office.
And that doesn't even count the additional support we picked up in the Senate with new pledged pro-life Senators in Texas and Nebraska while Republicans "lost" pro-abortion Senators Olympia Snowe and Scott Brown.
But now as pro-lifers you and I now have two primary responsibilities.
First we must make sure that the politicians, new and old, who pledged during the election to defend the unborn keep their word and cosponsor the Life at Conception Act.
And number 2, we need to stay the course and keep up red hot grassroots pressure for the Life at Conception Act from now until the next election.
It's important to continue to force votes and put politicians in a position where they must either vote to protect the unborn or go down to defeat in their next election.
And if Obama stays on his present course, as I suspect given his track record he will, I am confident that we'll see another round of victories like in 2010 two years from now.
J.D. Harris, Executive Director
National Pro-Life Alliance
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