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On the other hand: Pro-abortion Democrats won some midterm elections last night

Tom Wolf, Andrew Cuomo, and Jerry Brown are among the victorious supporters of abortion expansion.
Wed Nov 5, 2014 - 6:54 pm EST
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Although the 2014 midterm elections represented a pro-life wave with nationwide Republican victories, many pro-abortion Democrats prevailed in their races.

In the Pennsylvania governor’s race, Tom Wolf beat pro-life Republican Governor Tom Corbett by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin, spending $10 million of his own money to unseat Corbett.

Corbett took action in the aftermath of the Kermit Gosnell Philadelphia abortion facility horror’s coming to light, after it was learned that State Health Department employees failed to enforce health standards.

Despite the Gosnell scandal, Wolf had said he would not sign a bill requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Wolf was backed in the 2014 election by big abortion industry lobbyists.

"I am thankful to NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC for their support," he said after receiving their endorsement.

In an unsurprising win, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was elected to a second term, beating Republican challenger Rob Astorino 54 percent to 41 percent.

Cuomo has been a rabid abortion promoter in his first term, attacking pro-life supporters and conservatives for their views.

Cuomo has vowed to back stronger “abortion rights” in a second term.

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California Governor Jerry Brown won a historic fourth term over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, who also supports abortion-on-demand.

Brown was first elected 40 years ago to succeed Ronald Reagan, becoming the state’s 34th governor from 1975 to 1983, returning to the office again in 2011.

At the same time Brown’s reelection set a record, the San Francisco Chronicle had published a poll taken just before the election that said 40 percent of California voters weren’t aware he was seeking another term.

His “spiritual pursuits and affiliations” made him an icon of “West Coast/New Age lifestyles that have since largely become mainstream,” USA Today reported.

Brown signed a 2013 bill into law allowing non-physicians in California to perform abortions. As other states have moved to strengthen health regulations governing abortion facilities, Brown signed another bill in 2013 reducing the health standards for them.

He said the laws, “support the health and well-being of women.”

Brown signed another 2013 California law allowing ‘transgender’ students to use opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms.

He also opposed Proposition 8 upholding the public’s vote in support of marriage, and signed 2011 legislation mandating pro-homosexual curriculum in the state’s schools.

Brown also signed California’s 2012 Senate Bill 1172 into law, banning minors from receiving sexual orientation or other reparative sexual conversion therapy, regardless of whether it is requested by teenagers and their parents.

Brown acknowledged Republican victories across the nation Tuesday night, telling reporters, "In the rest of the country, they're going in a slightly different direction." 


  2014 midterm elections, andrew cuomo, california, democrats, jerry brown, new york, pennsylvania, tom wolf