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Washington, September 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) – There have been dramatic changes at the United Nations and a major direction shift on life and family policies by the U.S. government since George Bush’s win over the Clinton-Gore Democrats. This has highlighted the unusual significance of the upcoming U.S. mid-term elections.  With less than two months to go to the elections, control of both the Senate and the house is very much up for grabs. The Christian Science Monitor reports “What makes all this particularly nerve-wracking for both parties is the fact that Congress has not been this closely divided in seven decades”.  President Bush and his social conservative allies critically need control of the two houses in order to bypass constant roadblocks thrown up by the Democrat controlled Senate to his policies and appointments favoring life and family.

Although Bush’s policies have been far from perfect they have been vastly preferable to what would otherwise have been experienced under a Gore Presidency. Bush’s openness to meeting with representatives of groups defending life and family and his strong support for religious expression have provided a dramatic contrast to the Clinton-Gore years of near persecution of these views.  As before the last presidential election, LifeSite suggests that prayer campaigns, in addition to political action, are required to ensure that the results of the midterms will strengthen, instead of seriously harm the causes of life and family.  See the Christian Science Monitor Report at https://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0903/p01s02-uspo.html

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