Pro-life teams concerned within the unsuccessful opposition to an Ohio poll measure that enshrined abortion entry into the state’s structure on Tuesday are providing up “postmortem” perception into what went improper and pushing again on the favored media narrative that abortion is a matter that Republicans can’t win on.
After Ohioans voted “Yes” on Issue 1 by a 13 level margin on Tuesday, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser launched a memo explaining how opponents of Issue 1 have been outspent by a “2:1 margin” in a media blitz that SBA Vice President of State Affairs Stephen Billy mentioned consisted of advertisements that have been “lying to the voters of Ohio” as a result of the abortion business is aware of its positions are “too extreme” for many Americans.
“The abortion industry’s game plan is we’re going to spend tens of millions of dollars and lie to the American people and run ads that say that pro-life states don’t have protections for life of the mother situations. We’re going to run ads that say women can’t get care for a miscarriage because of the laws of pro-life states and those are the lies that are getting picked up by the national media as well,” Billy mentioned.
One of the methods to do this, Billy mentioned, is on the problem of messaging, which many pundits and media sources have mentioned is one thing that Republicans routinely fail to do. Billy rejected that narrative and identified a number of areas the place Republicans have gained on abortion submit the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
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Just just a few months after the reversal of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 that sparked protests throughout the nation, a number of staunch pro-life governors throughout the nation gained overwhelming re-election efforts, together with in Florida, Ohio, Iowa and Georgia, and people governors had additionally beforehand signed abortion restrictions into legislation.
“Georgia is one of my favorite examples because you had the darling of the left, Stacey Abrams, at the front of the line trying to tell people that babies don’t have heartbeats and that the sound that the ultrasound machine makes is somehow some kind of creation to manipulate and Gov. Kemp strongly stood up for life and signed a heartbeat law and won that election.”
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“We’re able to win when we’re able to directly expose the extremism of the other side and contrast that with the compassion and the love of the pro-life movement,” Billy defined. “It’s not a political liability to be pro-life.
“It’s not a shedding concern. The voters and the American persons are with us in rejecting the extremism of the abortion business and their need for us to be like China and North Korea, to have abortions with out limits. We simply should discover a solution to to translate the success our legislators have had into these poll initiative fights.”
Ashley Hayek, political strategist and executive director of America First Works, told Fox News Digital that “conservatives are at all times going to be outspent” by massive pro-abortion networks and the key is, “We should be much more strategic in how we spend cash, how we goal voters, how we message, and we have to be extra unified.”
“It took 50 years to undo Roe v. Wade, so pro-lifers are used to momentary setbacks on the lengthy street to ending abortion,” Rev. Dean Nelson, executive director of Human Coalition Action, said following the Ohio vote. “We won’t relaxation in our work to save lots of as many lives as doable and protect girls from the horrors of the abortion business.”
Mehek Cooke, who served as a spokesperson for Protect Women Ohio but spoke to Fox News Digital in her capacity as a Republican consultant and attorney, said conservatives “can and can win to guard the lifetime of the unborn by discovering consensus.”
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In order to win going forward, Cooke explained that abortion opponents must “body the pro-life motion to struggle in opposition to full-term abortions throughout America and for parental consent if our baby is confronted with life-altering choices like abortion.”
“The Democrats went from secure, authorized and uncommon to infanticide for all,” Cooke said. “This is the battle we’re confronted with right now. Whether you might be pro-choice, pro-life or someplace in between, there’s a path for frequent sense to prevail the place we shield the lifetime of an unborn baby at viability with exceptions akin to defending the lifetime of the mom, rape or incest. Now is just not the time to demonize each other however enact stronger insurance policies and guarantee constant funding to help pregnant moms, being pregnant facilities, and adoption providers.”
Protect Women Ohio released a statement following the Ohio Issue 1 vote that said, “Our hearts are damaged tonight not as a result of we misplaced an election, however as a result of Ohio households, girls and kids will bear the brunt of this vote.”
“When Michigan voters handed the same modification final yr, they have been bought the lie that parental rights could be unaffected, that late-term abortion would stay unlawful, and that girls’s well being and security requirements wouldn’t be touched. But simply final week, the Michigan legislature voted to repeal penalties for partial-birth abortions, to eradicate well being and security protections at abortion amenities, they usually known as parental consent legal guidelines ‘unconstitutional.’”
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“They even vowed to come back for knowledgeable consent legal guidelines and 24-hour ready intervals subsequent. We know the identical barbaric assaults on mother and father and kids at the moment are coming residence to Ohio.”
Billy told Fox News Digital that he anticipates pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU using the same playbook from Ohio in future abortion battlegrounds like Arizona, Nebraska, Missouri and South Dakota.
“It’s simply been unbelievable to see how aggressive the legacy media has been of their willingness to parrot and amplify the misinformation from the abortion business,” Billy said. “We know we’ll be outspent and we all know we’ll should struggle legacy media bias. We simply have to determine a solution to account for that and alter the route that these battles have been going.”