Pro-life activist Marjorie Dannenfelser serves notice on the Republican party, which increasingly seems to be trying to play down the abortion issue. In the meantime, the lawmakers who are stepping up to fight abortion are pro-life Democrats such as Rep. Bart Stupak, who is blocking the health care bill unless it forbids funding for abortion.
She points out that pro-lifers have been an important part of the Republican base, but they are being taken for granted. She cites statistics that as many as 75% of Americans, including big majorities in Democratic districts, oppose using federal money to pay for abortion. But Republicans aren’t taking advantage of this opening. She indicates that her group will be supporting pro-life Democrats.
Are you a single-issue pro-life voter? What would it take for you to switch to the Democratic party?
Or is the author exaggerating the problem in saying that Republicans are more interested now in economic issues and Tea Party activism? Aren’t most Tea Party activists also pro-life?