After Their Unrelenting War on Abortion Access, Republicans Suddenly Want to Hide From Their Records
June 27, 2022
Republican leaders across the country spent decades championing the fight against reproductive health care, but now that conservative justices on the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many are noticeably silent.
While Democrats are talking about what’s at stake for reproductive health care in November, Republicans are trying to avoid the conversation:
Washington Post: “Democrats seize on abortion ruling in midterms as Republicans tread carefully”
Washington Post: “Many Republicans are hoping the burst of attention on abortion fades.”
Washington Post: “Pence leans in on abortion, as Trump, other potential 2024 candidates are more cautious”
Bangor Daily News: “The Supreme Court’s Friday move to overturn Roe v. Wade was a top goal of the conservative legal movement for nearly 50 years. While Maine Republicans have grown more stridently anti-abortion in recent years, their reaction was muted.”
It’s no surprise the Republican Party is trying to hide from their records on choice, poll after poll shows the American people strongly oppose the ruling that resulted from Republicans’ war on abortion access and worry the decision could lead to the reversal of other constitutional rights.
CBS News: “CBS News poll: Americans react to overturning of Roe v. Wade — most disapprove, call it step backward”
NPR: “Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and worry about other rights”
Axios: “Poll: Majority of Americans disapprove of overturning Roe v. Wade”