Dan McConchie wrote a piece for The Washington Times
As 2012 draws to a close, it is that time of year when we take stock of what we’ve accomplished and look ahead to the future. For pro-life Americans, the victories are numerous, and despite the November election, the outlook is bright.
In 2010, we saw more than 20 state legislative chambers flip control and become more receptive to pro-life legislation. Additionally, 19 pro-life governors were elected, 11 of whom won seats previously held by abortion supporters. All four pro-life female gubernatorial candidates won their races and outnumber pro-abortion female governors 2-1.
Those electoral successes led to huge gains in new pro-life laws. In 2011, more than 500 new pro-life bills were introduced across the country, and more than 90 of them became law — a 50 percent increase over previous years. States also enacted new laws on legal recognition and protection of the unborn, conscience, biotechnologies and the end of life.
This trend continued into 2012. Despite its being an election year, with many state legislative chambers operating on a shorter schedule or not at all, we saw another 350 new pro-life bills introduced. Of those, more than 60 became law, including at least 38 on abortion and 11 furthering legal recognition and protection of the unborn in contexts outside abortion, such as South Carolina’s enactment of Americans United for Life’s (AUL) model bill protecting infants born alive from failed abortions.
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