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By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine, April 17, 2024

Auguste Meyrat is an English teacher and department chair in north Texas. He has a BA in Arts and Humanities from University of Texas at Dallas and an MA in Humanities from the University of Dallas.


While the moral case against abortion is clear-cut, the political issues surrounding it are less so.

Auguste MeyratSo how committed to abortion are Americans really?

This seems to be the burning question haunting the minds of pro-lifers right now. If we go by the recent referendums on abortion in reliably red states like Kansas or Ohio, then it seems like a majority of Americans really want the freedom to abort their unborn children. Recent polls in deep-red Florida, which will have the abortion issue on the ballot this November, already favor keeping abortion as an option.

As if on cue, former president Trump and senatorial candidate Kari Lake made statements to explain that they didn’t really care one way or the other how the abortion issue went—that it was a matter for the states to decide. Once more, the social conservatives were given the boot; but this time, it was the MAGA wing of the party doing the kicking instead of the Establishment. …

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