The pro-life group March for Life Action will air ads on MSNBC ahead of the Democratic primary debates this week, making the case progressive politicians are out-of-step with most Americans on the issue of abortion.
Titled “Consensus,” the commercial features women discussing how their views of abortion represent the majority of voters in the United States.
The ad cites a Marist poll from February revealing 80 percent of Americans support limiting abortion to the first three months of pregnancy. It also references the fact 60 percent of Americans who describe themselves as pro-choice believe abortion should be limited to the first trimester.
Those who participated in the advertisement say it’s “time for politicians to stop working for the pro-abortion lobby and join the national consensus.”
March for Life Action President Jeanne Mancini says the Democratic Party is “out of touch” with a majority of Americans.
“While 2020 Democratic candidates are taking more radical stances on abortion by the day, the polling numbers are clear: 60 percent of Democrats want abortion limited to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy,” she said. “A majority of Americans also oppose any taxpayer funding for abortion.”
“The Democratic establishment,” Mancini added, “would do well to listen to the American people — or even just their base — instead of caving into the pressure of the abortion lobby.”
News of the ad comes just days after nearly a dozen of the Democrats running for their party’s nomination for president descended on South Carolina for a forum hosted by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.
Speaking from the floor of the U.S. Senate last week, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) rebuked his Democratic counterparts for their unwavering support of Planned Parenthood and the expansion of abortion access.
“Today,” he said, “the radical things that the nation’s largest abortion business wants are basically indistinguishable from the position of almost every Democrat running for president: Abortion — anytime, anywhere, for any reason, for free.”
Sasse concluded his remarks by urging Democratic politicians to “start listening to the voices of their pro-life fellow citizens.”