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Abortion Is Not the Political Saving Grace Democrats Think It Is

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022
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As Republicans continue to improve their odds in midterm polling and Democrats look for any issue that could help them keep control of Congress this November, the left appears to be centering their closing argument around one issue, and one issue only: abortion.

Clearly hopeful that the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Women’s Health Organization can distract from inflation, crime, the border crisis, and any number of other Democrat-induced disasters, the left has elevated abortion to essentially its sole policy concern in the final weeks of the midterm campaign.

But by going out of their way to label pro-lifers as dangerous extremists, misleading voters about the actual implications of the Dobbs decision, and lying about their own stances on abortion, Democrats are revealing themselves to be out-of-touch radicals. There are early indications that Democrats’ eleventh-hour pro-abortion ad blitz to keep control of Congress could be backfiring.

Despite their best efforts to smear pro-life Americans as “extremists,” the reality is that most elected Democrats and Democrat officials have far more radical beliefs on abortion than the majority of the American electorate. A striking number of Democrat officials believe in virtually no limits for abortion, and have even opposed protections for babies born alive as the result of failed abortions, whereas a majority of Americans believe there should be at least some limits on the practice.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, for instance—a self-professed Catholic—refused to condemn partial-birth abortion based on sex or disability. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has stated he believes in no limits for abortion—a view that is echoed by the likes of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). President Joe Biden himself has failed to offer support for any limits on abortion—even though he has repeatedly acknowledged that abortion kills an unborn child. In states like Virginia, Democrat lawmakers attempted to pass a law that explicitly allowed for elective abortions up until the moment of birth.

The left’s abortion extremism extends to many candidates on the ballot this fall—including in key swing races. Endangered Arizona Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), for instance, insisted he could not be the “arbiter of an age” at which a child could seek an abortion without parental consent, hinting that he would support legislation which would allow minors to undergo risky and life-altering abortion procedures without even informing the child’s parents.

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA)—another vulnerable incumbent and self-proclaimed Christian pastor—refused to say whether he supports any legal limits on abortion. Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), who is seeking reelection in swing state Nevada this fall, tweeted that she was “proud” to oppose a legislative measure that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks (at which stage the unborn child has a beating heart, fully formed fingerprints, and a set of permanent teeth). Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL), who is currently running for the U.S. Senate against Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), stated that abortion is a woman’s “destiny.”

But some Democrats have taken their anti-life extremism even further. Just this month, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed—against all scientific evidence and testimony from well-respected biologists, physicians, and scientific institutions—that “there is no such thing as a heartbeat” at six weeks of pregnancy. Instead, she went on, the sound of a heartbeat is “manufactured” to convince people that “men have the right to take control of a woman’s body”—a comment that has provoked widespread pushback.

Given the gusto with which most Democrats are supporting abortion-on-demand in the weeks leading up to Election Day, one might be inclined to think that the bulk of the American people share their extreme views. But the numbers tell a different story. In fact, the vast majority of Americans—including a whopping 66 percent of Americans who identify as pro-choice—oppose abortion in the third trimester of pregnancy. This finding raises the question: do Democrats really think they can openly campaign on an extreme view that two thirds of their own voting base openly rejects, free from any consequence at the ballot box?

Democrats have also misconstrued what the Dobbs decision means for access to abortion. According to the testimony of many Democrats, Dobbs effectively outlawed abortion all across the board in all 50 states. In reality, however, Dobbs merely returned the power to legislate on abortion to the states—and by extension the voters. In most states where abortion was already legal, it will remain legal. This reality perhaps helps to explain why just four percent of the electorate says abortion is the most important issue to them this fall, according to Gallup—more evidence that Democrats’ messaging simply isn’t hitting home.

Though the left may still be under the illusion that their no-holds-barred pro-abortion extremism is their political golden goose that will lead them to a surefire electoral victory this November, it is far more likely that their last-ditch midterm pitch could have the opposite effect.

After decades of reluctance to show their true colors on abortion during competitive election cycles, the American people can now see for themselves the complete disregard for innocent human life that defines the Democrat Party’s stance on the issue.

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Carl
Carl
1 year ago

It’s the ECONOMY stupid and your policies don’t help. What is a woman Democratic Party?

legally present
legally present
1 year ago

It went from a National decision to what it should have been in the first place, a STATE’S ISSUE. IF you are too stupid to not use birth control, of which there are a myriad of different types, and think killing your unborn child is an issue with most of us, you are truly dumb!

Hal
Hal
1 year ago

If the DemocRats are focusing the majority of their political propaganda aroung the issue of “abortion”, they will lose. Such a focus exposes that the DemocRat Party is in a free fall politically. Joe Biden’s Presidency has exposed the deplorable performance of the DemocRat Commie Party in the RULE of the Nation. Communism can only hold power by dominating rule of the people, and the DemocRat Party has gone Commie for sure and certain.

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

I promise you that women in your life whom you know and care about are extremely worried about abortion right now; they just aren’t talking to you about it because they know you’ll call them godless whores.

Gail Tubbs
Gail Tubbs
1 year ago

I am 78 year old white woman and I have three children. I have never had an abortion and I never would have.
I am embarrassed by the women who are on the side of killing a baby.
I have one question for them: why don’t you use birth control?
There are several answers to that question:

  1. Too lazy (it interferes with the moment)
  2. Controls my freedom as a woman. Men should have to do it, not me.
  3. It messes up my health. This one is really stupid.
  4. I ‘forget’ to use it.

There are many, many types of birth control, yet women today act like they are living in 1950.
I remember the ‘talk’ with my Mom and when it came to birth control the advice was ‘just don’t do it’ .
I do remember that there were a couple things a woman could do to forestall a pregnancy, one was a vinegar solution (?) and the other was a foam or a gel, those two were really new and you had to get it from a drug store, but who could do that, then everyone would know that the woman was having ‘SEX’. Disgrace!!
Women in this day and age are self-centered and stupid about birth control.
I ranted, I’m sorry I had to.

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

Abortion is not and should not be a political issue It is a personal responsibility of both women and men to not create a life they do not want to take care of It also is a statement about the sorry state we are in How ironic that it was the pill that ‘liberated’ woman from the yoke of marriage and man from responsibility only to end up in this mess Put the limit on it and make the user of it responsible for the payment It is not a disease

Jeb
Jeb
1 year ago

Groceries, gasoline and heating the home are the real political issues. You know the ones that EVERY single American has to deal with day in and day out…

Max
Max
1 year ago

Regardless of National or State statutes, ABORTION is still MURDER, violates one of GOD’S commandments and those GUILTY will be standing in JUDGEMENT before the ALMIGHTY FATHER.

Michael Leiws
Michael Leiws
1 year ago

The Democrat promotion of abortion is proof our leadership does not value the lives of the electorate!

Esir
Esir
1 year ago

It’s terrible to watch these children demand the death of the unborn as they show a total lack of understanding of life.

Steven Tapper
Steven Tapper
1 year ago

In every poll that I’ve seen lately, abortion is near the bottom of the list of concerns for American voters. With sky high inflation, high energy costs in gas and diesel fuel, housing now becoming unaffordable with the bubble of high home prices dropping due to the Fed’s interest rate hikes, abortion is a niche topic ranking at 3-5%. Meanwhile the economy is ranking at 80% or more! The Democrats have NOTHING to run on! Desperation on steroids!

Hal
Hal
1 year ago

The strongest point in support of abortion supporter advocates is to consider “what if” all the abortion advocates had been aborted …. that would seem to make abortion more acceptable????

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