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 April 15, 2023

GOP lawmaker thinks party's stance on abortion will mean loss of female votes in 2024

While Republican voters overwhelmingly championed and celebrated the Supreme Court decision last year that overturned Roe v. Wade, at least one Republican congressperson thinks it will cost the party next year.

According to Breitbart, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) believes the Republican Party will lose significant critical support from female voters across the country as a result of the party's strong anti-abortion stance.

Mace went as far as saying that the abortion topic cost Republicans in the 2022 midterms.

She made the prediction during a recent CBS interview, holding nothing back as she excoriated her own party over the issue.

"I think it’s going to mean more losses, and I don’t believe that my party has learned anything from 2022 from the midterms. We saw this issue rear its head after Roe was overturned. I was one of the few Republicans that was doing national media talking about and need to build consensus. I read multiple op-eds. I’ve done multiple interviews on the issue. I’m in a bellwether district, and I see the pulse of everyday Americans on both sides of the aisle, men and women alike, and they are not with us."

She added: "They’re not with the extreme, far right, crazy nut jobs that wanna take this, that wanna go to the extreme places. There are people advocating for women who do not have access to birth control. Like, what the hell are you talking about? You want to lose every race or just a few races?"

“It’s really baffling to me, but this is where we are in our country today, and I think you can find a way to balance the right to life with women’s rights, and it’s just finding that middle ground, putting exceptions for rape, incest, life of the mother and fetal abnormalities, looking at exception, finding reasonable gestational limits and being compassionate, because we can’t win hearts and minds when we are this ugly to other people and particular victims of rape," she continued.

"I can’t tell you how many times I have come out and talked about my story and why I take the positions that I take. Then to only get attacked as a victim of rape about being raped from the far right. It’s wrong, and women are not going to vote for us if this is the stance that we’re going to take. We are going to continue to lose lots of races."

"You can be conservative and find solutions where most people can agree with you, but if we don’t do that, we’re going to suffer some major losses, and 2024 it’s going to be a bloodbath. I believe it is going to be a dogfight, and I don’t think we know what’s coming.”

Mace also recently made headlines for siding with the Biden administration concerning an issue involving a popular abortion drug.

"Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) suggested that the Biden admin should ignore a federal judge’s decision last week to block the sale of an abortion pill. 'This is an issue that Republicans have been largely on the wrong side of,' said Mace," Politico tweeted.

"A judge cited the Comstock Act from 1873, which was ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS in 1983, to block a @US_FDA approved drug. Whether you agree with its usage or not, that's not your decision. It is the FDA’s decision. Women are watching, and they deserve better," Mace tweeted last week.

Only time will tell, but Mace might have just lost a few supporters with her particular abortion stance, which clearly doesn't line up with a large portion of the Republican Party.


Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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