August 30, 2022

How to Avoid ROE-Vember: Define Your Opponent’s Abortion Extremism (Before They Define You!)

Anyone watching the news these days can see grim, pro-abortion headlines that detail horrific abortion statistics, praise the industry of death, or cover the state of political elections in a biased manner insinuating that EVERYBODY wants more abortion. These politically driven headlines attempt to make a correlation between candidates who support the violence of abortion and a golden ticket headed into the general election season.  

However, when it comes to election outcomes, there is a big lesson to be learned from such headlines for pro-life leaders — and that lesson is that in order to avoid a “ROE-vember” showdown at the polls this fall, pro-life candidates must proudly state their stance on abortion.  

Candidates who avoid saying anything on the important issue of abortion don’t realize that saying nothing isn’t nothing being said; instead, this just allows pro-abortion opponents to wrongly define the pro-life candidate’s position.  

The first thing that needs to be said: 90% of Americans REJECT the radical abortion extremism of the current Democratic Party leadership – abortion through all 9 months, for any reason at all, with taxpayer support, and without mercy for the conscience rights of those who oppose an abortion agenda. 

Case in point: A Harvard Harris poll in June of this year found that not only did voters have tremendous concerns about the economy, Biden’s overall performance and mental health, along with runaway inflation, only 10 percent supported allowing abortion through all 9 months, which mirrors other findings. An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll in May found that almost 7 in 10 Americans support limits on abortion. 

Students for Life’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, that regularly polls what is now a third of the electorate –  Millennials and Gen Z – founds that “an astonishing 8 in 10 want to vote on abortion policy in their states – up from 66% last year,” and 3 out of 4 Millennials wanted limits on abortion. Asked about Roe’s radical reach to all 9 months, almost 6 in 10 rejected it. 

Abortion lovers WANT pro-life Americans to stay silent – that’s how abortion wins.  

Here’s what remaining quiet on your pro-life values will do: 

  • Allow your opponent to falsely present your position 
  • Let pro-abortion voices be the only ones heard in the room 
  • Undermine the important work of the pro-life movement and life-affirming services offered to women.  

In contrast to running away from the issue, the most critical thing a pro-life candidate can do is shine a light on the violent, radical abortion policies that their opponent supports.  

Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins spoke out on this issue recently, tweeting: “You don’t run from a bully, state your pro-life stance, and make your opponent justify their view that abortion should be in all 9 months and taxpayer funded.”  

When showing the radicalism of your pro-abortion opponent’s position, it’s important to remember: Abortion is always an extension of violence. The reality is that you can’t commit an abortion without inflicting life-ending violence on a preborn child while also sometimes injuring women. By pointing out the horrific violence of abortion in comparison with life-affirming supportive services for women stood up by the pro-life community, pro-abortion candidates’ positions will be made crystal clear. 

Pro-abortion politicians have shown their cold-hearted nature and lack of love and support for the preborn. Senator Elizabeth Warren demonstrated this very mentality when she villainized pregnancy resource centers and falsely said they “torture” pregnant women. Fact check: pregnancy resource centers provide counseling and supportive services like childcare, adoption resources, diapers, clothes, and more helpful aid.  

Pro-life candidates need to make the policies of Senator Warren and her party clearer; it’s certainly not too late to change the trajectory of November’s election, after all, only 10% of voters support their radical platform to allow abortion at any time and for any reason.    

It’s no wonder their futile attempts to codify Roe in Congress failed three times; most Americans regard the preborn with personhood and disagree with the violence of abortion – it’s candidates’ jobs to champion that message.  

The truth will set pro-life candidates free as their support for the preborn and life-affirming care will be victorious against the detrimental policies pushed by the abortion lobby which are dangerous for women and children.  

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