First up, and a little off the subject, South Dakota defeated the ban on all abortion. And not by a small margin. Good job, guys. It seems to me that even staunchly pro-life supporters couldn't support that law. California and Oregon both struck down mandatory parental notification laws; these laws provided no exceptions even when a teenager would be endangering herself with the notification.
Now, here the group I love to hate re: anti-choice legislation.
- Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri (not surprisingly on the environmental list as well) -defeated by a pro-choice candidate
- Rep. Randy Graf (AZ) -defeated by a pro-choice candidate
- Rep. Curt Weldon(PA) -defeated by a pro-choice candidate
- Sen Mike DeWine (OH) -defeated by a pro-choice candidate
We still have plenty of anti-choice representatives and senators. And the Supreme Court is at work as we speak. So there's still a lot to be done. Nonetheless, today I'm celebrating.