But the case of the pregnant 10-year-old has laid bare how uncontrollable GOP messaging around abortion may be.
“I don’t think this is the dominant issue as we’re going into November, but these kinds of unforced errors are lifelines for the Democrats.”.
“Every day that we’re talking about anything but Biden’s cost of living is a wasted day politically,” said Scott Reed, a veteran Republican strategist.
And in close House races and statewide contests in swing states, even a shift at the margins may be consequential.
For Republicans in Washington, focus on the most conservative elements of the party’s positioning on abortion may be unavoidable.
South Carolina state Rep. John McCravy, who is chairing a special ad hoc committee on abortion, personally opposes exceptions in the case of rape or incest.
He added that he expects exceptions ultimately to include rape, incest, and life of the mother. »