The Democratic presidential candidates all seem now to support late-term abortions even up to the moment of birth, which is ironic now because during the presidential debates between Trump and Hillary in 2016, Trump was roundly criticized by the Dems for suggesting the Dems would soon support abortion up to birth.
It should give the Dems pause though to consider the opinions of Americans are turning more and more against late-term abortions, and this includes the opinions of Democrats:
New poll: Big majorities of Democrats and young people reject late-term abortion.
You would think the Republicans would want to use this to their advantage then, that the Democratic candidates are supporting policies a majority of their own base doesn’t want.
But while it is mentioned almost in passing, it’s not a major focus of the Republicans arguments against the Democrats. Why, not? Perhaps the Reps don’t want to delve too deeply into the topic themselves. For a majority of Americans also don’t want a complete ban of abortion either. But if the Republicans attempted to argue they would be in favor first-trimester abortion it would leave them open to charges of hypocrisy since they claim abortion itself is immoral.
The Dems used to have the political high-ground on the issue since they favored the policy of first trimester abortions only, while the Reps favored a complete ban. But now both parties are taking extreme positions that most Americans don’t want.
My guess is both sides will have to go back to accepting the status quo of first-trimester abortions only, even if neither of the political leaderships of either party likes it.