Commentary: As Republicans win the abortion battle, Democrats flip out

Pro-lifers should promote values that produced this momentous event, yet avoid playing into Democrats' efforts to make this a federal or ballot-box issue.

Pro-life protesters participate in the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. (Jeffrey Bruno/Shutterstock)

Sensing electoral disaster ahead, unhinged leftists have convinced themselves the Supreme Court can save them.

You see, if those black robed masters strike down Roe v. Wade, Democrats believe their lunatic base — by the looks on television, mostly single upper-middle class women under 40 — will ignore 16 months of failing policies from the Biden administration.

But as they hope this year’s midterm cycle is suddenly a referendum on abortion, Republicans should not let them get away with it.

Mississippi’s proposed ban on extinguishing nascent life after the first trimester — and rightly returning the issue to the states — is causing preposterous progressive hyperbole and a tribalist rush to force the most reliably Democrat constituencies to the polls.

While Joy Behar is comparing Justice Samuel Alito’s epic draft to the return of school segregation and odious Rep. Eric Swalwell warns interracial marriage could end, The Washington Post published a hypothetical analysis on how this decision could “upend” an America that’s been moving against abortion.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar thundered on CBS that “women are going to go vote in numbers we have not seen before.” Perhaps the Minnesotan forgets that many polls show women are more opposed to abortion than men, or might have other priorities.

But despite legacy media and Democrats’ best efforts to obfuscate how unpopular abortion is, most voters remain focused on a troubling economy, which even CNN reports is viewed as the worst in a decade.

Or they’re focused on the most crushing inflation in four decades; soaring violent crime; divisive left-wing agendas in public schools; the war on Ukraine; and record migrant surges at our southern border. As I wrote last week, faux concerns like climate change, voting rights, and race relations barely register.

The potential conservative legal victory on abortion culminates nearly 50 years of patience in lieu of burn-it-down populist reactionism. We should act like victors but be careful.

Corporate media will run absurd news stories but also ask Republican candidates disingenuous questions about their views, mock religion, say men can’t speak, and focus on the extremely rare cases of rape and incest.

Earlier this week after the news broke of the leak, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said, “Some states will have more abortions. Some states, like my home state, won’t have any.”

His federalism analysis is accurate but, especially with his daughter likely to be the Natural State’s next governor, Republicans should avoid expounding too many broad declarations, since legal doctrine says Congress has no jurisdiction over abortion rights.

Like with Second Amendment debates, Republicans have firm legal ground, and lefties only have emotional rage, such as when they declare human life a “cluster of cells” and risible activists bully supposed moderate liberals.

Pro-lifers should promote values that produced this momentous event, yet avoid playing into Democrats’ efforts to make this a federal or ballot-box issue. Let them instead hang themselves in their own president’s convoluted claptrap.

Republicans are in a great political environment and emerging victorious in the grand life-and-death battle. If they’re hyper-cautious, and yes, conservative in rhetoric, they’ll end the half-century genocide and win in November too.