Over the past years we social conservatives have heard time and again about abortion being a loser at the polls. Just a few weeks ago a caucus of Quisling women Republicans sold out babies who will be killed by late term abortion. They did this by posturing as some kind of latter-day Machiavellis whose intimate knowledge of the uterus would save the GOP from folly. In reality, they found it was easy to talk pro-life when there was no danger of actually being called upon to vote on the issue. Their thinking and the thinking of most establishment Republicans is sadly out of step with the rest of the nation.
In recent years, states have led the way in placing restrictions on the primitive and brutal practice of abortion. Via the pro-abort Guttmacher Institute:
The reason for this increase is clear. Restrictions on abortion are supported by a huge majority of the population. Via Gallup:
In three of four years since 2012, less than 40% of Americans have been satisfied. Yet between 2001 and 2008, at least 40% were satisfied every year. Gallup asks Americans about their satisfaction with the nation’s policies regarding abortion as part of the annual Mood of the Nation Poll, conducted in January. The poll was not conducted from 2009-2011. Between 2001 and 2008, an average of 43% of Americans were satisfied with U.S. abortion policies; since 2012, the average has been 39%.
Americans who say they are dissatisfied with current abortion policies were asked a follow-up question to learn if they are dissatisfied because they want current abortion laws to be stricter or less strict. This year, of those who are dissatisfied, twice as many prefer stricter rather than less strict laws: 24% want stricter laws, while 12% want current abortion laws to be less strict.
More restrictions on abortion is a huge winner in the GOP. Any GOP politician who is breathes the pro-abort Republican mantra of “I personally oppose abortion but if you want to kill your kid, have at it” should recognize that they are on the losing side of history:
Among the mythical “independents” the trend toward wanting stricter laws is gaining strength:
The message is clear. The abortion industry had been knocked back on its heels and the nation is on a trajectory to opposing abortion. The insane and bloody practice may hang on in the dark corners of society but it is being rejected everywhere. Any politician who tells you that they don’t want to run on abortion because it is divisive is lying to you. They don’t want to run on abortion because they are pro-aborts.