Hello everyone. I have a new article published in Crisis Magazine. In this article, I take a look at some of the data from the recent midterm elections in the United States and draw some conclusions for social and religious conservatives. Here is a taste:
Catholics are no doubt aware that the national elections of this past Tuesday did not produce the so-called “Red Wave” of Republican victories many expected. One of the reasons for this is that the Democratic strategy of focusing on abortion and the Dobbs decision striking down Roe v. Wade appears to have worked.
I confess that I thought the Democratic Party was mad when they made this the centerpiece of its campaign at a time when people are struggling to afford food because of inflation. But their strategists and pollsters seem to know what they were doing. Pro-life amendments to state constitutions were rejected in several states on Tuesday night, including an amendment in Montana that would have made mandatory life-giving care for an infant born alive after a botched abortion. Even in deep “Red” states, it seems, many Americans want abortion to remain legal.
Read the rest over at Crisis.