In 1992, the election of such political and intellectual giants as Patty Murray, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Barbara Mikulski, and Carol Mosely Braun gave rise to “the year of the woman”. Well, get ready for another year of the Woman with a right-leaning twist:
With victories by Sharon Angle in Nevada, Nikki Haley in South Carolina, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina in California, the upcoming election might also be called the “year of the woman” - for Republicans.
Four out of the five are pro-life. If they win, this might be called “the year of the pro-life woman”. What a change from 1992 when we elected five pro-abortion women. What can make this the “year of the pro-life woman” ? If Catholics actually vote pro-life, instead of according to party loyalties that were formed decades ago when abortion wasn’t an issue. Catholic Democrats will also have to decide whether protecting the unborn is more important than protecting the welfare state. Will they? Stay tuned.