Advisor to the president Kellyanne Conway slammed Democrats Saturday for their obsession with abortion and women voters.
Speaking at a Missouri Republican Party fundraiser in Springfield, Conway urged women to stand up to the false narrative about abortion being a woman’s issue, The Joplin Globe reports.
“The next time somebody pretends that all you care about is abortion, you get right up in their face and you tell them to stop talking to you from the waist down,” Conway said.
She said women care about “100 percent of the issues,” including the economy, health care, Social Security, education, environment, terrorism and immigration, according to the report.
Conflating abortion with women’s issues and women’s health care is misleading, but Democrat political leaders do it all the time. The deceptive rhetoric makes it appear that there is more support for the killing of unborn babies than there actually is, and it demonizes those who oppose abortion by mislabeling them “anti-women.”
For many women, the abortion issue is a top voting priority, but their position is the opposite of what the rhetoric would suggest. Polls consistently show that women strongly oppose abortion on demand, and support protections for unborn babies.
According to a 2019 Gallup poll on values and beliefs, 51% of women call themselves pro-life, compared with 46% of men.
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A 2016 Quinnipiac poll found that 68% of women supported a ban on abortions at 20 weeks or earlier, compared to 56% of men. Similarly, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 71% of women favored at least a 20-week ban on abortion, while only 63% of men did.
Additionally, a separate 2019 Gallup poll found 60% of Americans want abortions to be illegal in most or all circumstances. The same poll found a surge of support among Americans who will “only vote for a candidate who shares their pro-life view on abortion,” Schu Montgomery of Right to Life of Louisville reported in October.
“As has been the case in practically every election cycle since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the percentage of ‘single-issue’ pro-life voters has outpaced ‘single-issue’ abortion-rights voters by anywhere from 6 to 9 percentage points. In 2016, the numbers were 23% to 17% — a 6-point advantage. Today, the gap is 9 points — 35% to 26%,” he wrote.
This includes many women voters who believe abortion is not women’s health care or “reproductive freedom,” but the unjust killing of an innocent human child.
Abortion not a women’s issue. It’s a human rights issue that should concern everyone. An abortion destroys the life of a unique human being in the womb, including more than 61 million unborn babies in America in nearly five decades, and both women and men should be working to end this injustice.