The MCCL State and Federal PACs support candidates for office who will protect the right to life of all human beings.
Minnesotans elect a pro-life Legislature
Thanks in part to the faithful efforts of pro-life voters, in the 2016 elections, Minnesotans elected a pro-life majority to the state House and Senate. This election outcome will help enable the passage of new legislation to protect unborn children, their mothers, and other vulnerable human beings. But Gov. Mark Dayton, a staunch supporter of abortion, remains in office and wields the power to veto protective bills, as he has done numerous times during his tenure.
During the 2017 legislative session, MCCL-backed bills to ban taxpayer funding of abortion and to license and inspect abortion facilities passed through the Legislature. Unfortunately, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed both measures, but other pro-life policies became law.
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Americans elect Donald Trump, pro-life Congress
Pro-life voters also made a difference at the federal level in the 2016 elections. A national poll taken on Election Day by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend found that 49 percent of voters said abortion affected their vote. Thirty-one percent said they voted for candidates who oppose abortion, while just 18 percent said they voted for candidates who favor abortion.
In addition, according to an exit poll, 21 percent of voters said Supreme Court nominations were the most important factor in determining their vote for president. Of those voters, a clear majority (56 percent to 41 percent) chose Donald Trump.
Now, with a new president and with pro-life leadership in both houses of Congress, pro-life progress that was impossible over the last eight years is realistic. Already, President Trump has issued an executive order to end funding of groups that perform or promote abortion overseas. His administration has cut off U.S. funding to a U.N. agency that has been complicit in China’s population control efforts, which have included forced abortion and involuntary sterilization. And he has signed legislation passed by Congress reversing an Obama administration rule that prevented states from denying federal funds to abortion providers.
Trump has also appointed Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch is committed to applying the Constitution as it actually is rather than according to his own policy preferences. More Constitution-respecting justices will help roll back the Court’s past harmful abortion rulings and allow for greater protection for unborn children.