Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 8, 2023 / 12:45 pm
Republicans on Capitol Hill are reportedly attempting to move away from the long-used moniker of “pro-life” to describe their views on abortion in the wake of polling that allegedly shows shifting public sentiment toward that term.
NBC News reported this week that a recent closed-door session of Senate Republicans featured polling numbers from a GOP super PAC showing voters “reacting differently” to terms such as “pro-life” and “pro-choice.”
Those expressions have been mainstays in the U.S. abortion debate for decades. Yet the pro-life label reportedly “no longer resonate[s]” with GOP voters in the wake of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade last year, the numbers allegedly showed.
NBC said it had not reviewed the poll data, leaving the methodology of the polling unclear. But several Republican politicians indicated the numbers were enough to potentially drive a change in GOP messaging on abortion.