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60% of Trump Voters were Impacted by GOP’s Pro-life, Pro-religious Liberty Platform: Poll

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60% of Trump voters were impacted by GOP’s pro-life, pro-religious liberty platform: poll

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November 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Family Research Council today released the results of a commissioned survey conducted by WPA Opinion Research showing that nearly 60 percent of Trump voters agreed that their vote was impacted by the Republican Party platform’s “strong positions on unborn human life and religious liberty.”

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who served as a platform delegate from Louisiana, made the following comments in response to the survey:

The Republican Party’s platform positions on unborn human life and religious liberty was the bridge between Donald Trump and Christian conservatives. Nearly 60 percent of Trump voters were more likely to vote for him because the platform is very clear on life and religious liberty. It was the party platform that brokered the deal between Trump and Christian conservatives — a deal that was sealed in the final debate when Trump vividly described a partial-birth abortion and pledged to appoint pro-life justices. The Republican Party platform played a key role in bringing Christian conservatives and Trump together.

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Two-thirds of surveyed voters agreed that “government should leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage between one man and one woman as they live their daily lives at work and in the way they run their businesses.” The survey also found majority support (53% to 37%) for the ability of churches and nonprofits “to speak freely on all issues, including on behalf or in opposition to any candidate for public office.” President-elect Trump campaigned for the repeal of the Johnson amendment which prohibits tax-exempt organizations from participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Representative Jody Hice (R-Ga.) have introduced the Free Speech Fairness Act of 2016 (H.R. 6195) to restore the free speech rights of pastors and tax-exempt organization leaders.

The Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research survey was commissioned by Family Research Council Action. To review the results of the WPA Opinion Research survey, click here:


Enormous Consequences” of Trump’s Victory for the Future of the Supreme Court

NRL News Today

 November 9, 2016   Supreme Court

Media understands the “enormous consequences” of Trump’s victory for the future of the Supreme Court

By Dave Andrusko

supremecourtcloseup3Congratulations are in order for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Under his leadership, Republicans retained a Senate majority even though the overwhelming number of seats up this year were held by GOPers.

Moreover, he steadfastly held to his commitment that the Senate will act on the next President’s nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia, not lame duck Barack Obama’s.

The headline in today’s Washington Post is spot on: “Trump’s victory has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court.”

Robert Barnes’ opening paragraph reads

The political earthquake that hit Tuesday night has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court, swallowing up Judge Merrick Garland’s ill-fated nomination and dismantling Democratic hopes for a liberal majority on the high court for the first time in nearly a half-century.

Ponder the significance of the following for a moment. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate a replacement for Justice Scalia.

In addition, “Two of the court’s liberals, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer, are 83 and 78, respectively,” Barnes wrote, and Justice Anthony Kennedy is 80.

In other words, Trump may have the opportunity to replace as many as four of the nine-member High Court.

Had pro-abortion Hillary Clinton prevailed last night, she would have the same possibilities.

A sobering thought.

Barnes ends his story by channeling some of the liberal, pro-abortion angst over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Even though she is immensely popular in these circles, more than a few have suggested she should have retired early enough for President Obama to nominate her successor. Barnes writes

Ginsburg turned aside calls from some liberals that she retire years ago, so that Obama could name her replacement. She said it was unclear whether the Senate would confirm her successor. And she told The Washington Post that there was no rush: She felt it was likely that another Democrat would be elected after Obama.

What do we know about what kind of justice President-elect Trump would nominate? He has repeatedly held up Justice Scalia as a role model. Moreover, as he wrote on Monday in an USA Today op-ed, “I will restore the constitutional rule of law and nominate Supreme Court justices who will do the same.”

In the context of affirming that he will nominate only pro-life to the Supreme Court, Trump has submitted two separate lists of potential candidates. Both lists were well received by pro-life and conservative organizations.

A very, very good night/early morning. A pro-life president, the two Houses of Congress still led by pro-lifers, and a Movement ready to move forward after the nightmare of eight years of Barack Obama.


Pro-life America Elects Donald J. Trump

Ohio Right to Life

Pro-life America Elects Donald J. Trump
Ohio Right to Life Hails Pro-life Victories

     CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Wednesday, November 9, 2016     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–In a historic upset, Donald J. Trump and Governor Mike Pence were elected President and Vice President of the United States last night. U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) soundly defeated pro-abortion Ted Strickland, 58-37, with the Associated Press calling the race just after the polls closed in Ohio. Pro-life Republicans retained majority control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Defying expectations, pro-life Republicans not only maintained control of the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate, they picked up one seat in each chamber. In all, 90 percent of Ohio Right to Life PAC-endorsed and preferred candidates won their elections.
“After 8 years of a pro-abortion presidency that has brought us disastrous policies that undermine the dignity of the human person, pro-life Ohioans are celebrating the election of Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “Despite the millions of dollars that Planned Parenthood invested in Ohio, voters soundly rejected corporate abortion and its radical political scheme. Together, we put a stop to the pro-abortion policies of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. Ohio Right to Life looks forward to supporting federal pro-life initiatives that protect the human person’s first right, the right to life.”

With pro-life gains in the Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Right to Life looks forward to continuing to work for increased protections for human life in Ohio. In the last six years of pro-life leadership in the state, Ohio Right to Life has successfully advocated for the enactment of 17 pro-life laws. During that same time, abortions have decreased 25 percent. As the 131st General Assembly comes to a close, Ohio Right to Life now looks forward to advocating for the final passage and enactment of two legislative initiatives: (1.) the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions when babies can feel pain at 20 weeks; (2.) the Unborn Child Dignity Act, which would require the humane burial or cremation of aborted children.

“On behalf of our board, our staff and our statewide membership, Ohio Right to Life offers our sincere congratulations to our slate of bipartisan pro-life candidates who won election last night,” said Gonidakis. “Your work to protect and defend the unborn, the disabled, the elderly and all vulnerable persons remains the most significant and noble aspect of your public service.”

Congratulations to the following candidates who won their elections last night:
President & Vice President – Donald Trump & Governor Mike Pence
U.S. Senate – Rob Portman
OH Supreme Court – Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor
OH Supreme Court – Judge Pat DeWine
OH Supreme Court – Judge Pat Fischer

U.S. House of Representatives by District

1 – Steve Chabot – R
2 – Brad Wenstrup – R
4 – Jim Jordan – R
5 – Bob Latta – R
6 – Bill Johnson – R
7 – Bob Gibbs – R
8 – Warren Davidson – R
10 – Mike Turner – R
12 – Pat Tiberi – R
14 – Dave Joyce – R
15 – Steve Stivers – R*
16 – Jim Renacci – R

Ohio Senate by District

2 Randy Gardner – R
4 Bill Coley – R
6 Peggy Lehner – R**
8 Lou Terhar – R
10 Bob Hackett – R
12 Matt Huffman – R
14 Joe Uecker – R
16 Stephanie Kunze – R
18 John Eklund – R
20 Troy Balderson – R
22 Larry Obhof – R**
24 Matt Dolan – R*
26 Dave Burke – R
30 Frank Hoagland – R
Ohio House of Representatives by District

1 Scott Wiggam – R**
2 Mark Romanchuk – R
3 Theresa Gavarone – R
4 Bob Cupp – R
5 Tim Ginter – R
7 Tom Patton – R
10 Bill Patmon – D
16 Dave Greenspan – R
19 Anne Gonzales – R*
21 Mike Duffey – R*
23 Laura Lanese – R
24 Jim Hughes – R
27 Tom Brinkman – R
28 Jonathan Dever – R*
29 Louis Blessing III – R
30 Bill Seitz – R
36 Anthony DeVitis – R
37 Kristina Roegner – R
38 Marilyn Slaby – R
40 Mike Henne – R
41 Jim Butler – R
42 Niraj Antani – R
43 Jeff Rezabek – R*
47 Derek Merrin – R
48 Kirk Schuring – R
50 Christina Hagan – R
51 Wes Retherford – R**
52 Margaret Conditt – R
53 Candice Keller – R
54 Paul Zeltwanger – R
57 Dick Stein – R
60 John Rogers – D*
61 Ron Young – R
62 Scott Lipps – R
65 John Becker – R
66 Doug Green – R
67 Andrew Brenner – R
68 Rick Carfagna – R
69 Stephen Hambley – R**
70 Darrell Kick – R
71 Scott Ryan – R
72 Larry Householder – R
73 Rick Perales – R
74 Bill Dean – R
76 Sarah LaTourette – R
77 Tim Schaffer – R
78 Ron Hood – R
79 Kyle Koehler – R**
80 Stephen Huffman – R
81 Robert McColley – R
82 Craig Riedel – R
84 Keith Faber – R
85 Nino Vitale – R
86 Dorothy Pelanda – R*
87 Wes Goodman – R
88 Bill Reineke – R
89 Steven Arndt – R
90 Terry Johnson – R
91 Cliff Rosenberger – R
92 Gary Scherer – R
93 Ryan Smith – R
95 Andrew Thompson – R
97 Brian Hill – R
98 Al Landis – R

**Denotes Honor Roll status for exemplary pro-life service
* Denotes preferred status rather than full endorsement

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Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.