Pro-life groups indicated they plan to seek commitments from 2024 Republican presidential contenders on their positions on abortion in what will be the first presidential election cycle since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its Roe v. Wade decision.
A report by the Washington Post said Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is likely to insist GOP presidential candidates sign a pledge that they will back federal legislation banning abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. Students for Life Action is likewise developing a survey in which the group plans to ask GOP presidential candidates for their positions on an array of issues.
Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins told OSV News that “the pro-life vote must be won, and our polling shows that the majority of Americans, even young Americans, don’t want abortion for any reason through all 9-months, which is what Roe stood for.”
Although the declared and likely GOP contenders have run current or previous campaigns as opponents of abortion to varying degrees, it is not yet clear if they would specifically embrace a 15-week federal abortion limit as their primary campaigns progress.
Picture: Pro-life demonstrators in Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court on 24th June 2022, as the court overruled the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Pro-life groups indicated they plan to seek commitments from 2024 Republican presidential contenders on their positions on abortion in what will be the first presidential election cycle since the decision. (OSV News photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)