Abortion on Demand

Schumer says he is going to force the Senate to vote next Wednesday on a bill that would federally mandate all states to allow abortion at any time during pregnancy and for any or no reason whatsoever.

Keep in mind what they think voters want …

Abortion at any time … that means, if a woman is literally in labor with a full term, healthy baby, she can still decide to tell the doctor to kill it.

Abortion for any or no reason … that means they don’t actually care about the hard cases they love to weep about. If a woman wants to end the life of the healthy baby she conceived with her fiancé so she can fit into her wedding dress and avoid embarrassment about having had sex before her big day, that should be her choice.

The White House has already admitted that the bill is doomed to fail, but Democrats think that their grandstanding on this will help them in the midterms. Wait, wut?

I’m really wondering if Schumer & co. bother to read polls or if they just believe their own codswallop. I’ve been tracking real abortion polls since the 1980s. The ones that aren’t dishonestly or vaguely worded have shown essentially the same numbers throughout that time. The following statistics are from polls that are all less than 12 months old.

UNLIMITED: Only 36% of Americans want unlimited legal abortion and only 62% of Democrats want it imposed on the entire nation by the federal government.

OVERTURN ROE: 44% of American want Roe overturned so the states can choose.

NOT ON DEMAND: 58% of Americans oppose abortion on demand.

AFTER VIABILITY: 27% of Americans say abortion should only be permitted before the fetus is able to survive outside the womb. As neonatal care improves, this gestational age has gotten earlier and earlier. I believe the youngest micro-premies are now in the 21 week range, which is approximately half way through a full-term pregnancy.

AFTER HEARTBEAT: 55% of voters support banning abortions after the unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, which is about six weeks.

RARELY: The numbers of Americans vary among those who say abortion should never be permitted under any circumstance or should only be permitted to save the life of the mother or if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest. However, the total percentages for this group, which supports banning more than 97% of all abortions, consistently ranges from 51% to 61%.

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