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Yaffee: Katie Britt’s winning message on abortion

There is no doubt that the Republican Party has had a rough time uniting behind a single message when it comes to abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Recently former President Donald Trump said he believes it should be solely a states’ issue decided by the “will of the people” in those states. Trump’s comments caused some pushback from other Republicans like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) who have been pushing for some federal restrictions on abortion.

It seems many Republicans are now afraid to take a strong pro-life stance because they’re afraid Democrats will be successful in using the issue against the GOP in November.

They fear more results like the Alabama State House election in March, where Democrat Marilyn Lands gained national attention when she flipped the seat with a campaign focused on abortion.

Instead of trying to avoid a tough stance on abortion, Republican politicians should take a lesson from U.S. Sen. Katie Britt.

Earlier this week, Britt (R-Montgomery) sparred with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra over the Biden administration’s on abortion.

Britt called out the administration for taking out any mention of the Hyde Amendment from the HHS budget requests.

“And I just believe when we’re talking about budgets,” Britt said, “I want you to know where I’m coming from and why I believe wholeheartedly, with every ounce of me, that we have to preserve the Hyde Amendment.”

This is the first lesson from Britt on how to push back against the pro-abortion left. While there might be some disagreements on abortion restrictions, all Republicans should at the very least be able to unite behind the idea that no taxpayer funds should go towards paying for them.

Britt went even further, also pointing out how extreme the Democrat party has been on the issue.

“So they actually deliver the baby breach and then have to put scissors up the baby’s neck, open it up, and then suck out the brain, so that they’re able to get the head through the birth canal,” she explained. “Then there’s also the opportunity to go in and actually put a needle in that child’s heart and kill that child if that child is then delivered alive. Do you believe that that child on that table, that we should be able to save that child? Or do you believe that our taxpayer dollars give this woman the right to say, don’t save my child?

“There are still seven states in this country and the District of Columbia that allow us to do that. We’re one of like seven nations that allow that to take place on our soil. Two of the other nations are North Korea and China.”

While Democrats are currently on a mission to try and paint the GOP as radicals, Britt exposes the truth of who the true radicals are in Congress. She points out that most Democrats are unwilling to say what the cut off should be when it comes to legal abortions, which essentially means they believe abortions should be available up to the moment of birth. That is something all Republicans can oppose.

These are the main pro-life messages that could unite Republicans. Unfortunately the party has missed opportunities in the past. They could have united behind Tuberville’s military holds over government funds going to abortions in the military, but instead they caved. Now Trump is undermining the pro-life message in Arizona and Florida. It’s sad to see.

The GOP needs to learn from Britt, point out how Democrats want to use taxpayer funds for abortions that could possible happen right up to the moment of birth. That’s an effective message the can win elections.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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