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Congressional Dems Target 7 States for Pro-Abortion Propaganda Campaign

April 8, 2024

Democrats are announcing plans to campaign on abortion in seven key states. According to a memo released Friday by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), “seven battleground states are on track to have abortion measures on the ballot in 2024: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, and New York.”

The memo continues, “This further guarantees that reproductive freedom will remain a driving issue for voters this November, putting vulnerable House Republicans and GOP candidates on the hook for their anti-abortion and anti-freedom positions.” The DCCC announced that it plans to make the pro-life positions of Republican candidates “top of mind as voters head to the polls” this year.

The memo lists 18 congressional districts that the DCCC says “have or will likely have an abortion ballot initiative on election day,” pledging further pro-abortion campaigning in each of those districts. Of those 18 districts, the DCCC names seven as home to “vulnerable House Republicans” who have “signed onto the recently released Republican Study Committee budget proposal, which endorses the Life at Conception Act and over thirty other federal anti-abortion measures.” Those U.S. representatives are David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.), Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.), Brandon Williams (R-N.Y.), Don Bacon (R-Neb.), Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), and Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.).

Matt Carpenter, director of FRC Action, commented to The Washington Stand, “It’s no secret Congressional Democrats love abortion. As far as a political strategy goes, it makes sense for the DCCC, because the more they can talk about abortion the less they have to talk about the border, crime, inflation, foreign policy failures, and more.” But, he said, there are two problems with this strategy. First, “voters want to know what they are going to do about the border, crime, inflation, etc., and a pro-abortion message doesn’t address these concerns for voters,” and second, “super-majorities of voters disapprove of the party’s position of elective abortion through all stages of pregnancy, on the taxpayer dime.”

He added, “I’m sure for a sliver of the Democratic Party’s base these ballot initiatives will be a motivating factor, but this approach will have limited appeal among swing voters who see $4 a gallon gas, double-digit food inflation, and illegal immigrants squatting in their neighbor’s house, and want to know what the Democrats are offering to make their lives affordable and free from crime. Talking to these voters about abortion won’t do the trick.”

Carpenter also recommended that Republicans not shy away from taking a strong pro-life stance and instead expose their Democratic rivals for their extreme positions on abortion. “If I’m running against one of their candidates,” he said, “I am going to use this pro-abortion exuberance to draw them into admitting they do not favor any limits on ending the lives of the unborn.”

Other conservative figures have offered similar advice. Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany urged Republican candidates to address abortion “head on” and expose “the extremism of Democrats.” She said, “I’d love to see a presidential candidate look at Joe Biden and say, ‘President Biden, when does [an unborn] baby feel pain?’ I don’t think he could answer that question. Why isn’t every Democrat in America being asked that question?”

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued a similar call, saying, “We shouldn’t be silent. Listen, we’re proud to be a party that stands for the unborn. And I think coming out of Roe, after 50 years of … people not having to navigate this issue, it’s really important that we define ourselves before the Democrats do.” McDaniel added that Republicans need to “put the Democrats on the defense because they stand for late-term abortion. They stand for gender-selection abortion.”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) warned that if Democrats win in 2024, they “will ensure that these babies are utterly killed by dismemberment, beheading, by chemical poisoning, or that pill which actually starves the baby to death.” He added, “Pro-lifers need to assert with love and compassion respect for both mother and baby, and to do it consistently. Never run from this.”

The DCCC memo comes as Democrats continue to make abortion the centerpiece of their 2024 campaigns. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) recently announced that November is a chance to elect Democrats “to codify Roe v. Wade into law.” Democrats have pushed a bill to “celebrate” abortionists, Vice President Kamala Harris just became the first vice president to visit an abortuary, and President Joe Biden has pledged to “restore” the provisions of Roe, ceremoniously commemorated Roe’s anniversary, weaponized federal agencies to commit abortions, aggressively prosecuted and imprisoned pro-lifers, and poured millions of dollars into pro-abortion reelection ads.

S.A. McCarthy serves as a news writer at The Washington Stand.