Virginia elections
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2019-11-06

Over the years, Virginia has become an increasingly important state in the abortion battle. Many national pro-life groups are headquartered in the state. In addition, you may recall that, after Governor Cuomo in New York celebrated passing the most outrageous abortion bill in the nation, the Virginia legislature, with the obvious support of Governor Northam, tried its best to pass a law that matched, and some say, exceeded New York’s license to kill babies even after being delivered alive. A post-birth abortion—as some described it.

Fortunately, the Republican Party had a very slim majority in both the House of Delegates and the Senate and killed these bills instead.

Yesterday, all 140 seats in the House (100) and the Senate (40) were up for grabs.

We are sad to report to you that, with just a few races left to be decided, the pro-abortion Democrats have secured a slim majority in both houses. They have at least 21 seats in the 40-seat Senate and 53 seats in the 100-seat House.

The motto that appears on the Virginia license plates is “Virginia is for Lovers.” Obviously, that no longer applies to those who love God’s children prior to birth.

Virginia, of course, was not the only state to suffer pro-life losses on Election Day this year. It is time that we all realized that the effort to protect the lives of innocent preborn human beings will never be won through political means. 

As the introduction to the Marian Blue Wave states, “The Marian Blue Wave is a call to action involving the praying of the Rosary with the specific intention of ending abortion. Our goals are many, but the first and most important one is to engage as many of our fellow Catholics as possible—especially priests and bishops—in projects to extol the virtues of praying the Rosary and use it to advance a call to holiness and evangelization.

We need this because the biggest reason why so-called pro-life politics does not work is because, even now, in 2019, few people realize that every abortion kills a child of God—a unique human being with his own DNA.

With each and every Rosary we pray, we ask Mary to intercede for us in this struggle and to open eyes to the fact that every pre-born child—from his single cell embryonic stage forward—is a member of the human family. 

If you are upset about this year’s election results, join the Marian Blue Wave and make a difference.