LOOP: Pro-life Democrat apparent winner close race in IL

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
PRO-LIFE DEM PREVAILS  Pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski appeared likely to narrowly defeat pro-abortion radical Marie Newman in Illinois’ 3rd District in South Chicago. With over 90% of the vote counted, Lipinski clung to a 51-49% lead over Newman, with much of the remaining vote in Lipinski-friendly precincts. Marie Newman sounded bitter as she refused to concede, saying she “would like Mr. Lipinski to have a very painful evening.” READ
PRO-ABORTION REPUBLICAN WINS  Incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner barely held on to win the Republican primary. The pro-abortion Rauner broke his promise and signed a bill to provide taxpayer funding for abortions. Pro-life legislator Jeanne Ives ran an insurgent campaign that nearly prevailed. Rauner trails Democrat J.B. Pritzer (another billionaire!) in the polls by double digits. READ
FBI & RUSSIA  FBI Director Christopher Wray says that President Trump has “never asked me to do anything with the Russia investigation.” READ
FREE SPEECH  During oral arguments, several Supreme Court justices looked ready to shred a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to notify women that the state offers subsidies for abortion. READ
EXODUS CALIFORNIA  Working-class people are leaving California in droves for lower taxes and cheaper living in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. The Golden State lost 138,000 people in the 12 months ending in July 2017. READ
JUDGES VS. MISSISSIPPI  G  A federal judge has blocked Mississippi’s pro-life ban on abortions after 15 weeks from taking effect. It is the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. READ
ANTI-ADOPTION?  The Left’s has waged war on adoption. “Some birth mothers share the values of faith-based agencies, while same-sex couples have a plethora of others to choose from,” said Emilie Kao. READ
SCHOOL SAFETY  A Maryland school resource officer’s quick response is praised as the latest school shooting ends quickly. This time, the shooter was killed. READ
READING FOR CATHOLICS  Ten books that belong in every Catholic library. READ
WHY CATHOLICISM IS BEST  Some religions are superior to others, and Christianity is the best. And of the Christians, Catholicism is the best. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Blessed John of Parma lived at a crucial time in the Franciscan Order and the Church. Saint Francis’ followers were in need of reorganization and the Church was in schism. Blessed John helped with both issues. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Glory and praise for ever!” (Ps 3:52)  READ
NEAT  Fifty mothers and their young children with Down syndrome used Makaton sign language to perform Christina Perri’s 2011 hit, “A Thousand Years,” in the clip that’s now going viral. READ
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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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