Of course, we can never really wake up to blue skies as long as the dark cloud of abortion hangs over us.

Nevertheless, yesterday brought lots of good news for the pro-life movement from many sides.

Don’t mess with Texas pro-lifers

First, last night the Texas House provisionally passed (formal ceremonial vote today) pro-life bills a pro-abortion mob previously blocked on June 25. The tally, 98-49, was four votes higher for our side than the vote taken after pro-abortion Rep. Wendy Davis’s filibuster. Sweet.

At the time of the vote, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was inexplicably rallying in Houston, as if she forgot the state capital is Austin. Cecile turned from festive to angry after the vote, tweeting, “Tonight the TX House passed a bill that will take women back decades–and we’re not going,” adding this photo to scare us. She apparently missed the memo instructing late-term abortion supporters to wear orange. Click to enlarge…


Rasmussen poll

Also yesterday, Rasmussen released results of its annual poll on abortion. The numbers don’t exactly jibe with Gallup, which has shown pro-lifers holding the majority  in all but one poll since 2009, but the trend coincides:

With Texas and Wisconsin the latest states to attempt limits on abortion, fewer voters than ever are calling themselves pro-choice, and the gap between pro-choice and pro-life voters is the narrowest yet.

A new Rasmussen national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider themselves pro-choice, the lowest finding in three years of regular surveying. Forty-three percent (43%) say they are pro-life, matching the highest finding to date. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.

Tidal wave of pro-life laws remains high

Finally, several news outlets reported yesterday on a new report by the Guttmacher Institute, research arm of the abortion movement, indicating the tsunami of state pro-life laws passed since 2011 is not abating. From a Washington Times article with the lovely title, “Abortion clinics becoming endangered species; new state rules make business tough”:

While much of the national abortion debate has focused on late-term abortions, pro-life forces are scoring major victories with new laws and regulations that in effect would force many – if not all – abortion clinics in a state to shut down….

In a report released Monday, Guttmacher said that states’ efforts to restrict abortion – including clinic regulations – were on pace to exceed those enacted in 2012….

By midyear, states have adopted 43 provisions of all kinds that limit abortion, according to the Guttmacher survey. This was “as many as were enacted in all of 2012,” it noted.

Last year saw the second highest number of pro-life laws ever passed, 43, and 2011 saw the highest, 92. So in all likelihood 2013 will bump 2012 from second spot.

Here’s how the Washington Post saw it…

 Like I said, yesterday was a good day for the pro-life movement. Now, return to work.

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