Stacey Abrams Uses Economy To Justify Need For Abortions

Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, made a bizarre attempt Wednesday to tie the need for more abortions to inflation.

Interviewed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the candidate was told that the abortion issue is nowhere near as prominent on voters’ minds as soaring inflation. The network’s Mike Barnicle then asked Abrams what she would do as governor to address this problem.

It was then that the Democrat made enormous leaps of logic to tie the two issues together. Abrams responded that it is impossible to “divorce being forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy from the economic realities of having a child.”

For women, Abrams said, “this is not a reductive issue.” That was it.

Nothing about reducing energy costs and no program to address the meteoric rise of grocery prices.

Abrams, without specifics, added that the governor’s office may take action on housing prices and the cost of education. She also vaguely stated that, if elected, she could put “money in the pockets of everyday hardworking Georgians.”

But then she returned to her original stance by adding that abortion and childbearing are economic issues. Abrams stated her belief that only politicians see it as “just another cultural conversation.”

It is clear that, with the absence of any substantial achievements to run on, Democrats feel that abortion is their wedge issue for next month’s midterms. Analysts say that as much as one-third of Democratic campaign ad spending last month concerned the issue.

But perhaps they are misguided. A recent New York Times/Siena College poll discovered that only 5% of voters believe it is the most important concern facing the U.S. And that includes those on both sides of the question.

Instead, a full 44% cited either the economy or inflation as their top concerns. Breaking down the numbers even further, independent female voters told pollsters they prefer Republicans over Democrats by an 18-point margin.

Without a quick turnaround, Abrams appears to be marching towards her second loss to Republican Brian Kemp in four years. Polls consistently show her trailing the incumbent she lost to by less than two points in 2018. And she has since refused to outright concede her defeat.