Democrat groups are dumping big money into midterm election ads about abortion, pushing lies and fear-mongering about pro-life candidates’ goal to protect unborn babies from violent abortion deaths.
In a new article, The New York Times highlighted Democrats’ unprecedented spending on abortion ads in recent weeks.
According to the report, Democrat groups have spent $31.9 million on ads about abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade – 32 times as much as they spent four years ago during the last midterms.
Many of the ads portray pro-life Republican candidates as “dangerous” and “too extreme” on abortion – even though polls consistently show that the Democrat Party’s position supporting late-term and taxpayer-funded abortions is actually the extreme one.
Some ads even lie about pro-life candidates. One from Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams attacked pro-life Gov. Brian Kemp by claiming he wants to “punish women for miscarriages,” but PolitiFact labeled the ad “false” in a new fact check.
Pro-life Republican candidates including Tudor Dixon in Michigan, Kari Lake in Arizona, Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania and Scott Jensen in Minnesota are targets of others in key swing states, but Democrats are running ads in pro-abortion states like New York, too, the report continues.
Here’s more from the report:
They have spent more than $2 million on ads targeting Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin, for his position on abortion; $1.6 million on ads against Mehmet Oz, the Republican candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania; and $1.8 million on Adam Laxalt, the Republican Senate nominee in Nevada who recently wrote an op-ed defending his stance on the issue.
More abortion ads have aired in the Senate races in North Carolina, New Hampshire, Arizona and Washington — and even in Connecticut and Maryland, two states with secure Democratic incumbents.
Democrats hope their candidates’ pro-abortion position will be a winning issue with voters in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, because, on issues like the economy, they are floundering.
One Democrat pollster, Anna Greenberg, told the New York Times that overturning Roe was a huge gift to Democrat candidates.
“Rarely has an issue been handed on a silver platter to Democrats that is so clear-cut,” Greenberg said. “It took an election that was going to be mostly about inflation and immigration and made it also about abortion.”
But others warned that Democrats are taking a huge risk by focusing so much on abortion when Americans are worried about the economy.
“They’ve got a lot of bad news, and they think that’s the only good news they’ve got,” Steve Stivers, a former Republican state lawmaker from Ohio, told the newspaper. “If they want to be a single-issue party, that’s on them.”
The Democratic Party’s abortion goals do not represent most Americans’ beliefs. Polls consistently show that most Americans support strong legal protections for unborn babies – more than what Roe allows. LifeNews highlighted 14 recent polls here. A recent Rasmussen poll found that more Americans want Roe v. Wade overturned (48 percent) than want the ruling to remain in place (45 percent).
Since Roe v. Wade, about 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions. The 1973 ruling forced states to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions up to viability and allows states to legalize abortions up to birth.
Now, because of the Dobbs ruling, states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again, and more than a dozen have done so. The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 153,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.