Polling shows that half of Democrats — and 71 percent of Americans — would limit abortion to the first trimester, if not sooner. But Democrats running for Senate seats this year support elective abortion for any reason until the moment of birth.
Corporate media claim that pro-lifers face an uphill political battle when it comes to protecting life in the womb, but what they’re not being honest about is the fact that Democrats are peddling radical and unpopular abortion measures far outside the mainstream.
Expanding permission for abortion well into the third trimester far exceeds what the majority of American voters support when it comes to ending unborn life, yet large swaths of Democrat politicians, including those in congressional leadership and those up for election this year, have embraced rhetoric and a legislative agenda that promote abortion during all nine months of pregnancy.
Sens. Mark Kelly of Arizona, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and Patty Murray of Washington are all at risk of losing their seats in just a few short months. Yet, they all seem willing to ignore polls recording Americans’ uneasiness with abortion for all without restrictions to stick with their party’s radical platform.
These six incumbent Democrat senators along with three Democrat Senate candidates John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, Val Demings of Florida, and current U.S. House Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, all of whom are facing tough challengers in November, refused to answer questions from The Federalist about whether they specifically back any restrictions on abortions up until the moment of birth.
Cortez Masto’s office was the only one even to respond to an inquiry. In her reply, a spokeswoman claimed, “The AP, Politifact, and the Reno Gazette Journal have all reported on this misleading question, with Reno Gazette Journal recently noting: ‘Abortion up to the moment of live birth is not a thing, according to obstetricians.’”
Despite their best efforts to pretend they don’t support legislation that threatens the lives of babies developing as late as the third trimester, something acknowledged in even the fake fact checks Cortez Masto’s office referenced, it isn’t hard to decipher from Democrats’ recent statements and legislative track records that none of them have shied away from the radical abortion standards demanded by the left.
Kelly was one of the 46 Democrats who promoted and voted for the ill-named Women’s Health Protection Act, which, if passed, would have guaranteed unlimited, on-demand abortion in every state. Politifact tried to cover for Kelly with a sham fact-check rating rival candidate Blake Masters’ comments that the incumbent “voted to legalize abortion up until the moment of birth” “mostly false,” but not even their scamming can cover up Kelly’s nonchalance about abortions occurring well into the last stage of gestation.
Similarly, Bennet, who for years claimed Roe v. Wade was “settled law,” voted with his Democrat colleagues to attempt to codify unlimited abortion. He previously voted against limiting abortion to before 20 weeks gestation, even though constituents like his have shown widespread support for it.
Despite being repeatedly reprimanded by other black pastors for his views, Warnock has already become a top purveyor of the abortion-on-demand agenda.
Warnock may have tried to dodge answering whether he supports any limits on abortion by simply claiming, “I support a woman’s right to choose,” but it’s apparent the freshman legislator will do anything to expand that beyond the legal limits most Americans desire. That’s why he demanded the Biden administration “use the full force of the federal government to protect abortion access in the United States.” It’s also why he refuses to say whether he would support conscience protections for pro-life doctors with religious objections to abortion.
Cortez Masto claims to “fully support Nevada’s protections that allow women to access abortion care up until 24 weeks and in cases of life or health endangerment thereafter,” but her pro-abortion activism goes far beyond that. She is not only a strong proponent of abortion tourism, the practice of traveling outside of a state where abortion is banned to get one elsewhere, but she is also one of the many Democrats who voted to advance legislation to legalize taxpayer-funded late-term abortions.
Parroting abortion for all and lies about what the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson ruling actually does to abortion in Nevada has become such a key part of her platform that even the Associated Press noticed, writing, “Nevada senator focuses on abortion in critical November race.”
Cortez Masto is not alone. Her Senate colleague Hassan has pledged to “tirelessly defend a women’s right to access abortion.” That doesn’t sound like someone who thinks life should be protected beyond a certain point in pregnancy.
Murray also voted to advance a vote on a bill designed to codify abortion up until birth because, according to her Twitter, abortion “should be available no matter where you live.”
Democrat candidates such as Demings have also promised their commitment to the leftist agenda on abortion.
Fetterman, in his position as lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, demanded that Senate Democrats “immediately scrap the filibuster and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.” It wasn’t too long after that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., publicly declared that Fetterman, if elected, could be one of the two votes Democrats need to codify unlimited abortion in the U.S.
Ryan is even more open about his position. In May, he told Fox News’s Bret Baier that he doesn’t believe in imposing any limits when it comes to abortion.
Democrats seem to believe that “any increase in turnout and enthusiasm in a midterm election” thanks to the overturning of Roe v. Wade “will be vital to their political survival,” but their radical abortion agenda doesn’t sit well with voters. Many Americans support restrictions on abortion up to a certain point, but the Democrats most at risk of losing their elections are campaigning on getting rid of that very thing.
For years pro-life candidates were framed as desperately trying to overstep their voters’ desires on abortion legislation. But clearly, it’s Democrat lawmakers who are ignoring their constituencies and plowing ahead with an abortion agenda that is supported by hardly anyone but themselves.