GOP Considers Ditching ‘Pro-Life’
Has the “pro-life” label gone out of style? If so, what should replace it? Intercessor, what do you think about all of this?
From The Washington Times. Republican strategists are saying it’s time to get rid of the “pro-life” moniker.
In a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans earlier this week, the head of a super PAC allied with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that polling shows that “pro-life” no longer resonates with the party’s voters.
“What intrigued me the most about the results was that ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’ means something different now, that people see being pro-life as being against all abortions — at all levels,” Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, told NBC News, which first reported on the meeting.
The rethinking of the label follows a series of election losses for Republicans following the Supreme Court ruling that ended nationwide abortion access, sending abortion decision-making to the states.
“Many voters think [pro-life] means you’re for no exceptions in favor of abortion ever, ever, and pro-choice now can mean any number of things,” Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican. told the news network. …
There was no immediate new term agreed upon at the meeting. …
Every state allows abortion to save the life of the mother. Even so, Democrats, pro-choice groups and mainstream media outlets frequently refer to state laws placing gestational limits on abortion as “bans.” …
Nearly two-thirds of adults support prohibiting most abortions after the first trimester, or 12 to 13 weeks of pregnancy, while only 37% support second-trimester abortions, according to the latest Gallup Poll.
Even so, Democrats are winning the messaging battle as pro-life advocates struggle to pin them down on what limits they support, if any, on elective pregnancy termination. …
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(Excerpt from The Washington Times. Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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