Marjorie Dannenfelser on Why the Stakes of the 2020 Election Are Even Higher Than in 2016

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Life Is Winning: Inside the Fight for Unborn Children and Their Mothers 

I hope the Democratic Party returns to its pro-life roots and embraces the vision, laid out so eloquently by the late Governor Bob Casey, of a nation that cares for mothers and children. It is long overdue for both major parties to adopt a principled stance in favor of life. Make no mistake, though: the person most responsible for the Democrats’ (and our nation’s) soul-searching on the issue of life is Donald Trump. 

Nancy Pelosi told The Washington Post the life issue was essential to Trump’s victory: “That’s why Donald Trump is president of the United States — the evangelicals and the Catholics, anti-marriage equality, anti-choice. That’s how he got to be president. Everything was trumped, literally and figuratively by that.”

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life group of more than 465,000 members nationwide. | (Photo: Facebook)

The stakes of the 2020 elections are even higher than in 2016. The possibility of another Supreme Court vacancy — one that could tip the scales even further in favor of eroding Roe — looms large. It is arguably the biggest motivating factor in congressional Democrats’ drive to delegitimize President Trump’s election, undo his pro-life policy victories and stop him from winning a second term.

President Trump understands; as he has told me more than once, and as he perceptively told the crowd gathered on the National Mall for the March, “They are coming after me because I am fighting for you and we are fighting for those who have no voice.” The abortion lobby understands Roe’s days are numbered. So must we.

More than any other president before him, President Trump has put the end of abortion in reach. As my friend Vice President Pence is fond of saying, life is winning in America. When we win elections, we change laws that in turn will help restore to America a culture that respects life, supports mothers, and nurtures babies at every stage of development – a nation in which the Founders’ vision of an “inalienable right to life” for every person, from conception to natural death, is a reality.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Marjorie Dannenfelser