AUL’s Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel McConchie recently published an op-ed in The Daily Caller on how the Democratic Party’s abortion mantra is out of step with a majority of Americans:
Since then, a glass ceiling has emerged. Anti-abortion Democrats have become an endangered species on Capitol Hill as well as in governors’ offices across the country. Anti-abortion Democrats in state legislatures complain that the national party actively blocks their efforts to move up the ranks, instead favoring those who toe the party’s radical line on abortion.
But this is a trend that cannot be maintained. The proportion of Americans who identify as pro-life continues to increase, with 50% of Americans identifying themselves as pro-life in this year’s Gallup poll on abortion. According to a recent CNN poll, 62% of Americans want legal restrictions on abortion while just 35% say it should be legal in all circumstances.