There’s really only one story today: the election! If you’re eligible to vote and haven’t voted yet, today is your last chance. The National Right to Life Committee will provide updates throughout the evening as results come in.
FiveThirtyEight predicts that Republicans will make considerable gains in state offices and both houses of Congress, but that they will fail to win a Senate majority. (LifeNews predicts a 50-50 tie in the Senate.) Although pro-lifers hope that GOP gains will translate into solid pro-life legislation, we must bear in mind that there are some pro-abortion Republicans in the mix, like California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. There are also some pro-life Democrats to watch– and while their numbers are likely to decline in this round, I’m not prepared to join those who are proclaiming that the Democratic pro-life movement is dead.