According to reports, the head of a super PAC closely aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), recently presented poll results that suggested voters are reacting differently to the terms “pro-life” and “pro-choice” in the wake of last year’s Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. In a September 7 interview, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) stated: “What intrigued me the most about the results was that ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’ mean something different now, that people see being pro-life as being against all abortions ... at all levels.”
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) said the polling made it clear to him that more specificity is needed in talking about abortion. Hawley said, “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. So the conversation was mostly oriented around how voters think of those labels, that they’ve shifted. So if you’re going to talk about the issue, you need to be specific.”
The polling was recently made available to senators by former McConnell aide Steven Law-- and showed that “pro-life” no longer resonated with voters. This has already caused some Republicans to conclude that a new term is needed, especially in light of the GOP’s recent repeated Election Day losses when “reproductive rights” were on the ballot.
Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) said that GOP members recently attended a meeting in which they discussed “pro-baby policies,” a descriptor Young himself suggested. Young noted that “pro-baby” was “just a term of my creation to demonstrate my concern for babies.”
So “pro-life” is no longer resonating with Americans? That may be the saddest statement I’ve ever heard. We’ve reached a point where “Black Lives Matter” is sacrosanct, but “All Lives Matter” and “Pro-Life” are considered sketchy at best? Unbelievable. What the hell has happened to America…and Americans?
will it take those of a
bent mind leftist mindset to trash the term
“pro-baby,” Sen. Young? My bet is: not very. How is “pro-baby” better, more
inclusive, or less offensive than “pro-life?”
Pro-life, pro-America, pro-God, pro-family, pro-competence, pro-cop, pro-founders, and pro Second Amendment are all considered “problematic” or even “offensive” by many on the left?!
In truth this means they are not only effectively “anti” all these things, but anti-inclusive, anti-hope, and anti-future.