Rudy Giuliani this week plans to come out of the closet as the first openly pro-choice presidential candidate among leading Republicans, boldly making the case to conservatives that abortion “may be the GOP’s most effective electoral tool,” according to campaign insiders.
“Abortion disproportionately kills off blacks, the poor and those who live in metropolitan areas that are traditional Democrat strongholds,” said an unnamed Giuliani campaign source. “While pro-life Republicans hate to see anyone chopped up and yanked from the womb, knowing that it affects mostly liberals may make Rudy’s pro-choice stand more palatable.”
As much as Scrappleface is a humor site, there is a element of truth in the joke. After all, liberals are more like to support abortion and therefore more likely to have one. Since children tend to inherit the views of their parents, there’s a lot fewer liberals than there would have been without legal abortion. This is known as the Roe Effect. While ultimately speculative, it makes a certain sense. Had legal abortion not been in effect, Al Gore almost certainly would have in 2000 with or without Florida’s electoral votes. The Democrats are victims of their own policies.