Democrats across America erupted in rage when the Supreme Court fixed a nearly 50-year-old mistake and overturned Roe v. Wade just months ago.
They contend, from the White House level down, that abortion is a “right,” and that depriving women of the choice of killing their unborn is simply unconscionable.
But that’s not what Americans as a whole believe.
That fact was raised by Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, in a new commentary at Real Clear Wire.
“No matter who does abortion polling, it’s clear that the Democratic Party platform and their agenda of abortion through all nine months, for any reason at all and with taxpayer funding, is a loser with most Americans,” she explained. “Given all the recent stories claiming that Democrats are rising in the polls because they support abortion, a fact check is needed. The math contradicts today’s popular narrative because Americans don’t want the radical abortion agenda pushed by Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer.”
She noted a recent Harvard Harris poll that found “not only did voters have tremendous concerns about the economy, Biden’s overall performance and mental health, and runaway inflation, only 10% supported allowing abortion through all nine months.”
That, she said, mirrors other findings like an NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll that in May found that almost seven in 10 Americans support limits on abortion.
“Maybe that’s why the deceptively named ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ failed repeatedly in Congress, as it went even further than Roe in demanding limitless abortion and an end to the conscience rights of anyone who didn’t want to participate. Maybe that’s why the popular President Obama did not do more while he was in office,” she said.
She continued, “It’s noteworthy that while Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson proclaims that ‘abortion is actuall going to save democracy,’ politicians like Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan are stunned into silence when pressed on what – if any – abortion restrictions he might support. Maybe he’s read the polling yet doesn’t want to contradict a cacophony of abortion lovers bound to clutter up his social media if he doesn’t toe the line. Maybe he’s heard from voters in his state.”
She explained, “Earlier this year, Students for Life’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, an organization that regularly polls what is now one-third of the electorate (Millennials and Gen Z), found that ‘an astonishing eight in 10 wanted to vote on abortion policy in their states – up from 66% last year,’ and three out of four Millennials wanted limits on abortion. Asked about Roe’s radical reach to all nine months, almost six in 10 rejected it.”
She explained simply informing young people how abortion policy really works; there was a 10% shift to the contingent opposing it.
In this election cycle, she suggested, abortion cannot be ignored.
“A huge chasm exists between a billion-dollar industry that insists women can’t succeed unless their child is gone, and another committed community that tells mothers they’re not alone and help is available,” she said.