Abortion in the Election
For Democrats, this was an effective rallying cry this midterm.
The overturning of Roe v. Wade marked the beginning of a successful propaganda narrative that Democrats constructed in order to rally their pro-abortion base for the midterm elections. The results are somber for pro-lifers.
The Washington Post crowed about the exit polls on this matter, stating the polls found that “almost 3 in 10 voters nationally said abortion was the most important issue in their vote, and that about 4 in 10 voters nationally said they were ‘angry’ that Roe was overturned.” Hillary Clinton likewise weighed in, “It turns out women enjoy having human rights, and we vote.”
But there are other indicators that abortion played a major role in voting this election.
Five states had abortion on the ballot, and all of the proposals went in favor of abortion.
Michigan’s infamous Proposal 3 — which makes abortion a part of the state constitution and allows for the termination of a baby at any point during the nine months of pregnancy — passed with 56.2% of the vote.
In Vermont, voters overwhelmingly enshrined abortion in their state constitution with more than 78% of the vote, which, according to LifeSiteNews, makes Vermont “the first state to formally enshrine abortion ‘rights’ in its constitution.”
Unsurprisingly, California also voted for abortion to be added to the state constitution.
Montana’s proposition asked voters if there should be medical care provided to babies who survive abortions. As of this writing, with 89% of the vote in, the “Nos” are winning at 52.57%. Horrific.
Kentucky’s proposal was an amendment to say there was no right to abortion. As of this writing, with 99% of the vote counted, the “Nos” are at 52.4%.
Pro-abortion advocates are celebrating their victory in the red state of Kentucky, which was largely viewed as an anti-abortion stronghold. But the voters said they didn’t want a ban in the state constitution, which leaves the state open for overturning some of the abortion restrictions there. Tamarra Wieder, state director for Kentucky Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, said, “Abortion transcends party lines.” That is not the sort of unifying statement that inspires anything but deep sadness.
Many factors played into these tragic results, but the biggest of those factors was how close the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision was to the midterm elections. The mainstream media was able to sell lies and euphemisms to an already angry and suspicious electorate.
One of the lies the pro-abortion crowd was able to sell was: “The loss of Roe means your children and grandchildren have less rights than you did.” This implies that women not fighting for abortion rights were anti-feminist and retrograde. This right was never in the Constitution in the first place, and reverting abortion policy back to the states is the correct course of action by SCOTUS.
Pro-abortion activists also said that if abortion is outlawed, women who have miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies might be investigated for breaking abortion laws and/or prevented from receiving treatment. This is just a flat-out lie. Miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies are not abortions. Not receiving care would result in medical harm to the mother. No pro-lifer in their right mind would object to medical intervention in these circumstances. Yet this lie was so ardently championed by the leftist propaganda machine that an elderly canvaser in Michigan was shot for contradicting that lie.
The icing on the cake in this deadly campaign was how Democrat candidates, in conjunction with the media, successfully avoided airing their extreme abortion views to the voters. Katie Hobbs, who is in a close race for governor of Arizona, would not say when she thought abortions should be illegal. The platform of the Democrat Party is that abortion is okay during all nine months of pregnancy for any reason (Michigan’s Proposal 3 is a perfect example). This position is more extreme than any abortion law in Europe and is on par with tyrannical dictatorships like China and North Korea. Not a good look.
Perhaps the results would have been different if pro-lifers had an equal hearing in the MSM. Sadly, pro-life advocates have an uphill battle in this arena.
Pro-life activists and crisis pregnancy centers have been crippled when it comes to getting out their life-saving message. Big Tech is censoring them and their advertising. Furthermore, the DOJ has decided to use its power to attack pro-life activists and ignore the many cases of arson, vandalism, and threats made to these crisis centers.
Ultimately, abortion — not typically a factor for deciding on candidates for elections — was a key issue for many Democrats. They outflanked pro-life Republicans on messaging, and now the unborn babies in those states are more vulnerable than ever.
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