There are far more abortion restrictions on the books today that there were in previous years, but Americans are more dissatisfied than ever with the state of abortion restrictions in America.
The uptick in new anti-choice laws being passed across the country, from mandatory ultrasounds to 20-week bans, are not to blame for Americans' lack of satisfaction, however. According to a new Gallup survey, Americans have grown increasingly dissatisfied because self-identified Republicans believe the new restrictions aren't good enough.
Rebecca Riffkin writing for Gallup explains:
Republicans' overall dissatisfaction with abortion policies has risen from 50% in the Bush years to 62% since 2012, with the 12-point increase distributed mainly among those who want abortion laws to be made stricter and those who want the laws to remain the same (up five points each). The percentage dissatisfied and favoring less strict laws has risen only two points to 7%.
In other words, self-identified Republicans are dissatisfied because of Obummer.
Given that there are more restrictions on the books across the country today under President Obama than there were under President Bush, the only other explanation for the increase in dissatisfaction is that the anti-choice movement has become increasingly radicalized.
The segment of people for whom nothing short of a total ban is good enough may be expanding or simply becoming more vocal.
For their part, the increasingly radicalized anti-choice movement has already plotted their next course of action.
The first bill to use “dismemberment” language was introduced in South Dakota last year. Seeking to “prohibit the dismemberment or decapitation of certain living unborn children,” the measure was just a few paragraphs long and didn’t make it out of committee. But that didn’t deter anti-abortion activists. This year, at the beginning of the 2015 session, identical bills entitled the “Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act” were introduced in Oklahoma and Kansas.
This time around, the legislation is a little more detailed, providing a graphic definition for “dismemberment abortion.”
I'll spare you the graphic details. These people are sick.