After news broke in recent weeks about Democrat politicians openly endorsing radical positions on abortion, a new poll was released from Marist University showing what appears to be a substantial shift toward the pro-life position among Independents, Millennials, and even Democrats.
Ever since New York’s new Democrat-endorsed law legalizing abortion up to the point of birth and the Democrat effort to block a GOP bill to stop infanticide (leaving infants born alive after failed abortions to die), the reality of the evils of abortion has been shoved in the faces of Americans—and most are rightly horrified.
LifeNews reports that the “number of Democrats now identifying as pro-life is 34 percent, up from 20 percent last month, while the number identifying as pro-choice fell from 75 percent to 61 percent.”
Among younger Americans, 47 percent now identify as pro-life compared to 48 percent who identify as pro-choice. According to LifeNews, “One month ago, the gap was almost 40 percentage points with only 28 percent identifying as pro-life and 65 percent identifying as pro-choice.”
Finally, the polling also showed that nearly three-fourths of Americans oppose late-term abortion (71 percent to 25 percent).
What might we infer from these poll results? It’s perhaps safe to say that the Democrats’ radical position on abortion is a losing issue for them, which is why they will do anything to avoid openly talking about it.
Oh, Democrat politicians will support radical legislation denying the rights of unborn babies all the way up to forty weeks and will vote against providing medical care to infants born alive after botched abortions, but never will they openly defend these views in debate or in the media. (And the media, unfortunately, are all too willing to cover for them.)
When directly challenged on abortion, Democrats retreat to creative euphemisms to disguise the reality of what they support—they’ll say that they “fight for women’s rights.”
But abortion has nothing to do with women’s rights, unless you are talking about the female baby in the womb whose rights are ripped away through abortion. That being the case, truly fighting for women’s rights would require you to be pro-life.
Democrats also say they support “reproductive rights,” which, again, is a misnomer. Nobody wants to deny anyone’s right to reproduce or not reproduce. If you want to use contraceptives to avoid pregnancy, that’s your choice. We just don’t want you to murder the babies who are the product of your unwanted reproduction.
The fact that Democrat politicians refuse to forthrightly defend their position proves that they know this is a losing issue for them. They know that the vast majority of normal people in America on all sides of the political spectrum think that their position is evil.
Since the extreme ugliness of what the Democratic Party wants has become so apparent, many people, including those on the political Left, are denouncing their efforts. This issue transcends politics. It’s a moral issue—a matter of justice—regardless of your political leanings.
Indeed, every good and decent person ought to oppose these morally deranged efforts to legally poison and murder fully formed infants in the womb. Everyone ought to oppose leaving a baby to die after a failed abortion. And, thank God, it appears most people do.
However, it’s worth pointing out that these radical positions on abortion—the idea of abortion having no restrictions—is literally part of the Democratic Party platform:
“The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”
So if you are on the Left and you are horrified by these latest attempts to remove all restrictions on abortion—as you should be—I encourage you to consider that when you vote. You wouldn’t vote for an overt racist or anti-Semite even if they held certain other political positions you side with, right?
Don’t support this madness. As you pursue reform in the Democratic Party, refuse to vote for these infanticidal maniacs.
If you are on the Right, make sure to not let Democrat Politicians get away with evading this issue. Press them on it. Make them defend their position. Americans deserve to know the Democrat position on abortion so they can make an informed choice.
Thankfully, as the evidence seems to suggest, Americans will not stand for this injustice.
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