All those kajillion “jobortion” bills introduced and/or passed by Republican Congress members and state legislators? They don’t exactly reflect what most Americans are thinking, which of course isn’t unusual at all when it comes to Republican Congress members:
There has been a consistent Republican effort to overturn Roe v. Wade that has gathered even more legislative steam recently, as you can see by the abrupt spike in the above graph. Yet there has also been consistent support for a woman’s constitutional right to abortion for the past twenty years.
As is their pattern and practice, the GOP is completely tone deaf.
Via the new Pew Research poll (there are a lot more details at the link), we see that they have some explaining to do to the rest of us:
As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. More than six-in-ten (63%) say they would not like to see the court completely overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Only about three-in-ten (29%) would like to see the ruling overturned. These opinions are little changed from surveys conducted 10 and 20 years ago. [...]
There is no gender gap in opinions about Roe v. Wade: Nearly identical percentages of women (64%) and men (63%) oppose reversing the decision.
So this is how elected representative represent the people who put them in office? By doing the opposite of what America wants? Democracy in action.