Clearly, that’s the only question we should be asking in the face of this conclusive chart of abortion rate reduction under different presidents. (Here are a couple more charts.) Looking at these, you’d assume that Republicans were abortionplex investors. (via)
The messaging on abortion is tough, and I understand why some Democrats don’t want to get near it because they have to admit that they support legal abortions in order to make further points. But some variation on “safe, legal, widely available and rare”, combined with a discussion of Obamacare and free contraception, is a winner for Democrats. Men and women like birth control, they understand that it reduces abortion and unwanted pregnancy, and one party wants to increase availability of contraception, while the other wants to limit it. That’s a clearly drawn issue where we’re on the right side, no matter how much slut shaming and sex negativity the right wing media wants to sling.
(By the way, I’m not taking this graph or the others overly seriously, but for once I’d like to see Republicans do a little bit of explaining when faced with an uncomfortable, but perhaps coincidental, set of statistics.)