“Brian Williams asked a revealing question at the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina [two weeks ago],” Kirsten Powers writes in the Wall Street Journal.
“The NBC News anchor, who was serving as moderator, inquired whether criticism of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the federal partial-birth abortion ban put the Democrats on stage at odds with the majority of Americans who applauded the decision.
“John Edwards, apparently missing the rhetorical nature of the question, responded, ‘No, I don’t believe it is.’
“Polls show between 60 percent and 70 percent of Americans oppose late-term abortions, except to save the life of the mother. The Democratic candidates — all of whom vocally criticized the ruling — are out of touch with most Americans, including many who are pro-choice, on this important issue. Even some Democrats who voted for the ban four years ago — such as Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Joe Biden (two of 17 Democrats to vote for it) — have dressed down the Supreme Court for upholding a law they voted for,” said Ms. Powers, who served in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998 and is a Fox News political analyst.
“It’s tragic that abortion rights have become synonymous with modern-day feminism. But it’s mind-boggling that late-term abortions now enjoy the imprimatur of every one of the presidential candidates of one of the two main political parties.”