The most recent elections were encouraging to all those who continue the never-ending effort to defend the life of the “least of” Christ’s brethren, the unborn, and to help women who find themselves in situations where they regard abortion as their only option. A nation that guarantees liberty and the pursuit of happiness, must never forget that the right to life is the first liberty we hold dear, in sacred trust from the Creator. I was particularly encouraged by the news that twenty-three women were elected to office who are advocates for the unborn. May God bless them and all our elected officials, giving them wisdom, strength and courage. And may the Lord strengthen us to bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ, and the forgiving mercy that is our privilege to share with all.