Election Day was a mixed bag for conservative social issues. There were essentially three main battles in the culture war fought in the polls yesterday in California, Maine, and Texas.
In California, Proposition 73 would have required parental notification before an underage girl could receive an abortion, but it went down to defeat. This was a loss for the most vulnerable in society at the hands of those who seen themselves as the elite and their caretakers.
Tonight, parents and families all over the country lost out to the powerful interests of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry, which for too long has led children into abortions without the counsel and loving care of their parents,” May said in his statement. ... Pre-election surveys showed strong support for Prop 73 from among blacks and Hispanics and people with the lowest educational levels, groups where lower incomes are more prevalent. This shows how the poor, often living in predatory environments, are struggling to try to maintain control over their families and protect their children.
We profiled this proposition in the October issue of Catholic World Report, and it included some very sad stories of girls who were exploited by boyfriends and abortionists, who if they had turned to their parents would have found support and love and not the condemnation they feared.