By Jonathon Van Maren
With the fall of Roe v. Wade, the abortion movement is openly panicking. The Democratic midterm campaign is based almost on enshrining Roe in statute, with President Joe Biden urging Americans almost daily to turn out at the polls to vote—a vote for a Democrat is a vote for abortion! Failed gubernatorial candidate and election truther Stacy Abrams even tried to claim that abortion could help lower inflation, stating on TV that: “Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas, it’s why you’re concerned about how much food costs. For women, this is not a reductive issue.”
But after initially seeming shaky on how best to respond to the Dobbs decision, Republicans are finding their footing. Florida Senator Marco Rubio torched his opponent Val Demings for her abortion extremism and literally voting against protections for babies born alive after failed abortions. An exclusive poll by National Review revealed that American voters “believe that the mainstream Democratic Party’s position on abortion is ‘more extreme’ than the mainstream Republican position by a nearly two-to-one margin, according to a new survey from Republican polling firm WPA Intelligence.”
Indeed, the more Democratic candidates like John Fetterman openly admit that they support no restrictions on abortion whatsoever—not even in the third trimester—the more voters prefer the GOP position on abortion to that of Joe Biden and his feticide extremists. As Darel Paul pointed out: “If Dobbs is such a loser issue for Republicans this fall, why are candidates tied to the most restrictive abortion measures in the country sailing to easy victories?”
As I noted at the time, the Dobbs decision rocked abortion activists around the world. The response has been predictable—a near-constant torrent of lies, from their standard “abortion is healthcare” routine to claiming that pro-life laws prevent women from getting life-saving treatment. I’ve seen the media lie about abortion with breathtaking brazenness for as long as I can remember—but a recent article in the Guardian engages in Soviet-level gaslighting.