But how much do campaign promises matter? How much does political party matter? The impression one gets from talking to Republicans on the street is that abortions decrease under Republicans and increase under Democrats. But is this true?
The chart above shows that it is not. Abortions peaked in the late 1970s under Jimmy Carter (perhaps the only committed Evangelical Christian to ever hold our country's highest office), and have declined ever since under both democrats and republicans. In fact, this data implies that the steepest decrease in abortions happened under President Barack Obama.
"Single Issue Voters" should take note.*
*Speaking of taking note, 69,500 children were detained and imprisoned by the U.S. government in 2018. They were immigrants, fleeing starvation and gang violence, seeking refuge and shelter. Should a genuinely pro-life platform care for only the unborn, or the born also? Only those in our nation, or those in immigrant nations also?