Abortion has been brought up by both candidates in passing. Trump has said he is against abortion because he knew someone who fathered an unplanned baby and is delighted with it. Clinton says in every stump speech she stands for women’s right to determine their own health care treatment. This is code language to abortion rights.
Several right wing religious “leaders”, probably a better word is celebrities, have said the only thing they like about Trump is his pledge to appoint anti choice Supreme Court Judges. The editors of Christian Post have said this as well as Franklin Graham and Dobson.
The anti abortion industry has crowed about a slight uptick in polling numbers against abortion and especially late term abortion. The late term number reversed recently after the Zika warnings against pregnancy.
This election is about the role of the white male. In this way, it is about abortion. A 2014 poll of U. S. respondents found the 51% of men oppose abortion while only 40% of women oppose it. With women on the ascendency in the professional and political world does anyone think they will become increasingly anti abortion? One would expect the opposite.
One doesn’t need a Ph.D. in political science to see that the leaders in the anti abortion industry are almost exclusively white males. Also, anyone with a tiny bit of interest in politics can see that Obama was elected with large turn outs of nonwhite and female voters.
Abortion rights are about to become more secure.