It truly comes as no surprise that the upcoming crop of Democrat voters care more about the killing of unborn babies than they do the economy, national security, secured borders, or a host of other issues that should take precedent.
A recent poll shined a glaring light on the priorities of contemporary Democrats, and let’s just say it’s quite alarming.
Liberals adore the federal government and consider it as a parental figure. They’ll listen to its every rule, regulation or fleeting whim — especially if a Democrat is at the helm. They seek to impose radical changes to the American way of life using the federal government as their henchman.
A recent poll conducted by the Associated Press found that 13% of Democrats consider abortion a top issue the federal government should address. That’s up from less than 1% of Democrats who named it as a priority for 2021 and 3% who listed it in 2020.
In other words, the Democrat party is getting even more evil — if that were even possible.
Some other issues like the economy, COVID-19, healthcare, and gun control ranked as higher priorities for Democrats in the poll, which allowed respondents to name up to five top issues. But the exponential rise in the percentage citing abortion as a key concern suggests the issue is resonating with Democrats as the Supreme Court considers cases that could lead to dramatic restrictions on abortion access.
With a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, Republicans see this as their best chance in years to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision legalizing abortion throughout the United States.
The results of that horrific SCOTUS decision are well documented and easy to see for anyone willing to pay attention.
In December, the Supreme Court left in place a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state and signaled during arguments that they would uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. That decision will be made public in June.
The court’s 1973 decision, reaffirmed in the 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, allows states to regulate but not ban abortion up to the point of fetal viability, at roughly 24 weeks.
If Roe and Casey are overturned in June, abortion would soon become illegal or severely restricted in roughly half the states.
That’s just months ahead of midterm elections that are expected to be challenging for Democrats..
Polling shows that Americans are largely split on the abortion issue and are even more divided on overturning Roe v Wade. Whether any particular voter defends baby killing or would rather see it outlawed is largely regional and dependent on the state.
Still, Americans have nuanced attitudes on the issue, and many don’t think that abortion should be possible after the first trimester or that women should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason.
The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney