The pro-life group March For Life Action will air an ad ahead of Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate urging pro-choice politicians to end their "extremism" on abortion.
The 2020 Democratic primary has been marked by its race to the left among top contenders, including frontrunner Joe Biden, who recently reversed himself after decades of support for the Hyde Amendment, which prevents taxpayer funding for most abortions.
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In the ad, a group of women address the camera and argue most Americans agree abortion should have "real limits," citing a poll stating more than six in 10 pro-choice Americans believe the procedure should only occur in the first trimester of a pregnancy.
"At most," they intone. "That's consensus."
Without mentioning Democrats, they say most "pro-choice politicians" want abortion to be legal up until birth and to have tax dollars pay for abortions, a reference to Democratic opposition to the Hyde Amendment.
"It's time for this extremism to end," one woman says.
"It's time for our voices to be heard," another says.
"It's time for politicians to stop working for the pro-abortion lobby," another says.
March for Life's Jeanne Mancini said in a statement that research shows "how out of touch the Democratic establishment" has become with its own party's voters on the issue.
"While 2020 Democratic candidates are taking more radical stances on abortion by the day, the polling numbers are clear: 60% of Democrats want abortion limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy," she said. "A majority of Americans also oppose any tax-payer funding for abortion. The Democratic establishment would do well to listen to the American people – or even just their base – instead of caving into the pressure of the abortion lobby."
The ad will appear on MSNBC which, along with NBC News and Telemundo, is airing Wednesday and Thursday night's first Democratic primary debates of the year.
Leading candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) have called for Roe v. Wade to be codified, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) said she would have a pro-Roe litmus test for her judicial nominees.