The results of the recent election show Americans do care about traditional values. Below is a recap from Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly.
The outcome of the 11/02 election is good for state marriage efforts and the hope of passing a federal ban on taxpayer funding of abortion.
- We were thrilled to learn that more than 50 pro-abortion House incumbents were replaced with an equal number of pro-life representatives--giving a no-taxpayer-funding-for-abortion bill even more support in the House.
- Incidentally, nine new pro-life House members are medical doctors.
On the state level:
- In Iowa, 3 state Supreme Court justices who previously ruled against traditional marriage were not retained, the first time a justice was not retained in Iowa since the retention process was started in 1962.
- There was also significant changes in several state legislatures. The chances of passing state marriage amendments are now stronger in Indiana, Minnesota, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
- In New Hampshire, conservative candidates have helped to flip both the House and Senate with a veto-proof majority. This is significant for marriage as it could signal a repeal of that state's same-sex marriage law.
- Pro-marijuana initiatives in California, South Dakota and Arizona all lost.
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