Democrats are outraged that, according to a leaked version of the Dobbs v. Jackson opinion, the United States Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade — but their hypocritical insistence that abortion is the “law of the land” is fueled by the party’s determination to codify abortion without any restrictions.
Polling suggests that a majority of Americans are opposed to killing babies in the womb up until birth. A 2021 survey from The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 80 percent of Americans believe abortion should be illegal in the third trimester of pregnancy. A more recent Fox News poll conducted shortly before the Dobbs opinion leak found that 54 percent of registered voters support laws restricting abortion after 15 weeks.
Despite the fact that American voters are hesitant to endorse unlimited abortion, many elected Democrats have made it a key part of their party’s platform going into the 2022 midterms.
When asked “if he supports any legal limits on abortion,” Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock refused to answer directly and instead said, “I support a woman’s right to choose.”
Pennsylvania’s Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is running for a chance at a U.S. Senate seat, was even more straightforward about what he believes about unlimited abortions.
“Are there any limits on abortion that you would find appropriate?” a reporter asked.
“I don’t believe so, no,” Fetterman replied after pledging to nuke the filibuster to codify Roe v. Wade.
Democrat candidates have also joined the frenzy of leftists scrambling to proclaim their belief that women have “a right to choose” to end the life of an unborn baby at any time without question.
When Fox News’s Bret Baier asked Ohio Democrat congressman and Senate nominee Tim Ryan whether he supports any limits on abortion, Ryan tried to skirt the question.
“I think what we had established in Roe, is something that we can continue to work with, and I think those could be the parameters,” Ryan began.
“My question is about any limits to abortion? At any point? Late-term? Anything?” Baier asked.
“You gotta leave it up to the woman,” Ryan said.
When Baier pressed him again, Ryan said “you and I sitting here can’t account for all the different scenarios…”
Similarly, when NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Ohio Democrat gubernatorial nominee Nan Whaley “where do you draw limits on the issue of abortion?” she deflected.
“I think that we need to make sure we have access. I’ve fought with Pro-Choice Ohio and Planned Parenthood to keep our clinics open,” she said. “I don’t think government should be involved in it.”
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke admitted on Thursday that when it comes to legal restrictions on abortion, he believes “this is a decision for a woman to make.”
Pennsylvania Senate candidate Conor Lamb acknowledged his support for unlimited abortion during his state’s Democrat debate this week.
“If your right is a right, it’s your right the whole way through pregnancy,” Lamb said. “This is a constitutional right that women have, and that they deserve to have.”
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week that “My support of abortion is grounded in the belief that this is not the role of our government, it is not the role of lawmakers.”
“It is the responsibility of women and their doctors, women and their families, women and whomever they choose to bring into the conversation, but it is not the conversation for government to be having,” she said.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs also insisted in a local interview that she is not a fan of imposing limits on abortion.
“What would your limits be on this? This limits nearly all abortions after 15 weeks. Where do you draw the line?” the host asked.
“Well, women deserve access to abortion care. Abortion is health care. I’ve been very clear on my position on that throughout my time in the legislature. So if I’m elected governor, that’s what folks are getting. And I will work with the legislature that’s in place to ensure that women have continued access to reproductive health care,” she said.
The host once again pressed her on the issue.
“But where do you draw the line though?” he asked. “I mean, if it’s not 15 weeks, is it 24 weeks? Where do you draw the line where you say, okay, abortions after this point of time, no, it’s a no go?”
“Abortion is a personal decision between a woman and her family and her doctor. And that’s something that needs to be discussed in the medical exam room, not by politicians,” she replied.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.