Monday, November 18, 2002

I didn't realize that the pro-abortion forces did so poorly in the last US election. In close races between a pro-abortion and anti-abortion candidate, the anti-abortion candidate usually won. George Will reports:
National Journal surveyed the won-lost record of 20 interest groups in competitive House and Senate races this year. The six most successful were all conservative: United Seniors Association, National Rifle Association, Club for Growth, National Right to Life Association, BIPAC (the Business-Industry Political Action Committee) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The five least successful were all liberal: EMILY's List (feminist), the Brady Campaign (gun control), NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League), ATLA (Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and the AFL-CIO.

The six conservative groups' cumulative won-lost record was 132-36. The liberal groups were 36-117.

Zogby polls indicate that anti-abortion votes were crucial in Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, NH, and elsewhere. Supposedly, NARAL only won 1 out of 20 races that it focussed on, and its only victory was against a pro-abortion Republican.

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