Politico ran an article on Tuesday which included a quote from a Democratic pollster, who claimed a need for the party to push manipulative “political theater” onto younger voters with regard to abortion, in order to help keep them in power through the upcoming midterm elections.
“Even so, Democrats said this kind of ‘political theater’ is what voters, especially Gen Z, need to see to ‘value signal’ that they’re “willing to fight for them,” said Terrance Woodbury, a Democratic pollster,” the article read. “[Woodbury] cited Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to bus migrants from the Texas border to Washington, D.C., in the absence of federal action on immigration, calling it an example of a vivid action that effectively riles up the Republican base. Democrats, Woodbury continued, could be considering their own version of such attention-grabbing actions now.”
He added, “Can you imagine seeing hundreds of mobile clinics deployed from Washington to [the] states?”
It’s not surprising left-wing operatives are hanging their hats on the concept of virtue signaling and the assumption that young people today are all in lockstep on the issue of abortion, to carry them over the top come November. However, not all young voters may be marching toward the pro-choice America that Democrats believe them to be headed for.
On the other end of the political spectrum, a poll was conducted last year by “Student for Life of America” and it found Generation Z holds some interesting beliefs when it comes to abortion. Beliefs which would clash with a left-leaning media narrative that has seemingly been playing loudly and on repeat, for the last several decades.
The poll relied on “online quantitative research” and was “conducted between January 7 – 11, 2021.” It specifically looked at 800 registered voters between the ages of 18 – 34. Respondents self-identified themselves as 30 percent Republican, 36 percent Democrat, and 34 percent Independent. The margin of error was ± 3.46%.
- The data showed nearly 7 out of 10 Millennials and Gen Z members want to vote and have a say on abortion-related policies.
- More than 7 out of 10 respondents expressed support for some type of limits on abortion.
- Almost 5 out of 10 polled do not support forcing all Americans, regardless of their beliefs, to give money for
- “Looking at the big picture of Supreme Court-legalized abortion, almost 6 out of 10 oppose
Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton when they learn it allows for abortion through all 9 months.”
- Respondents opposing Roe almost doubled after learning more about what the law actually allows.
- Less than 2 out of 10 supported unlimited abortion through all 9 months, which Roe allowed for.
Despite an overall image of young Americans supporting completely unrestricted abortion laws, other sects of Generation Z defer to their conscience, their faith, or a moral compass that would necessitate them into treating the issue with more reverence and hesitance — rather than the one-size-fits-all, and at times supportive approach taken by federal Democrats.
Even if mainstream polling is correct, and the younger generation supports more expansive and unrestrictive abortion laws, The Supreme Court has given them a chance to make their voices heard at the ballot box this November.
By adhering to the principles of federalism, and letting each state decide, the justices have taken the decision out of politicians’ hands and put it back into our own, where it belongs. What happens next, is entirely up to us.