Age is inconsequential to Biden’s core constituents, but abortion rights are a “deal breaker”

Anjali Jain
Opinion: For Biden’s core voters, age is minor, but abortion rights are a ‘dealbreaker’

Prior to the crunch of election season, no incumbent president with a track record of accomplishments and economic well-being has encountered such an overwhelming number of obstacles. Prior to the publication of the special council report earlier this month, which questioned President Biden’s competence and age, polling indicated widespread skepticism regarding his efficacy and age.
As the president enters campaign mode, he has the option of attempting to dispel those doubts by proving them incorrect or concentrating his efforts on abortion rights and access, the one issue that appears certain to galvanize crucial voters for him despite their reservations.
Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a federal right to abortion, abortion has been the issue with the most consistent impact on voter turnout. Democratic victories have been attributed to this particular issue in the most improbable of locations, such as Kentucky, Ohio, Kansas, and Florida.

Additionally, not only Democratic core electors are concerned about the matter. During each state referendum concerning abortion, moderate and independent Republican voters have also demonstrated their support for the preservation of abortion rights. Young respondents support unrestricted abortion access by an overwhelming margin.
A senate Democrat acknowledges concerns regarding Biden’s age.
To ensure a second term, the president must precisely secure this coalition. Moreover, according to polls conducted by my organization, All In Together, Democratic and independent women have stated that abortion is a “deal breaker” and that they will only support a candidate who shares their views.
Voter interest in abortion access has been substantial to the extent that activists are pushing for abortion referendums in nine states, including Arizona, Montana, Florida, and Nevada. The inclusion of the referendums on the ballots in those states could potentially unseat Republican candidates, a circumstance that is critical for the Democrats to reclaim the House and maintain their Senate majority.
In an election that is even remotely close, support for abortion access should be a simple layup for the president, given his substantial swinging power. In every election since 1980, women have voted in excess of males. They exhibit a higher propensity for voter registration and participation in elections compared to men. Furthermore, President Biden enters this election cycle with a distinct advantage among women, as his approval ratings among this demographic surpass those of all other voter groups.
This reality is difficult to reconcile with the Biden campaign’s decision to delegate the majority of the abortion discussion to Vice President Harris. Her nationwide tours bringing attention to the abortion issue before women’s groups and college campuses have proven to be fruitful. However, Biden has been considerably less visible regarding the issue. His only significant abortion-related event of the year was a gala he hosted on the occasion that would have been the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, where he advocated for the reinstatement of the landmark decision.
Many abortion rights activists lament in private that Biden appears incapable of uttering the word abortion. His remarks at a recent fundraiser in New York City have been detrimental. Although he agreed with Roe v. Wade, he stated to his supporters that he opposed “abortion on demand.” This rhetoric infuriated numerous activists, not solely due to its association with the Republican Party but also on the grounds that it primarily comprises mythology. Protesting for abortion rights is primarily about restoring liberty and fundamental medical care while defending the lives of women. Language regarding abortion on demand significantly murks the waters.
In the past, the president has candidly stated that he is “not big on abortion” as a Catholic. However, given the dire medical crises that his most important voters are experiencing in the wake of Roe v. Wade, it should not be difficult for him to campaign on his support for access, personal liberty, and the basic health care that women deserve. Particularly considering the strength of the evidence, which has the potential to secure him the election.
The president can do more than deliver campaign speeches to demonstrate to female voters that he is attentive and taking action on this crucial deal-breaker matter.
Early in February, a letter was dispatched by over 150 members of Congress to the president and the secretary of Health and Human Services, urging for a more immediate intervention to safeguard women experiencing reproductive crises from arrest and legal repercussions, as was the case with Ohio’s Brittany Watts. Watts was confronted with felony accusations subsequent to experiencing a miscarriage the previous year. That ought to come as no surprise to the administration.
It is imperative that the president take decisive action against instances of legal excess and persecution of women in all states where they occur. In addition, he must unequivocally define what he and a Democratic majority in Congress intend to do the following year to restore abortion rights.
The president faces numerous challenges in his pursuit of a second term; however, his most favorable prospects for victory are directly tied to the electorate that is most inclined to participate and provide support. More than ever, female voters recognize how much was lost by the Supreme Court’s 2022 decision overturning Roe v. Jackson, for which Trump is responsible, and that Biden in the White House and a Democratic majority in Congress are the only means of restoring this fundamental liberty.
Women have repeatedly demonstrated their fervor for this cause and their willingness to devote time and effort to defending women’s rights when given the opportunity. The president should allocate a greater portion of his time and effort towards them as well.
Lauren Leader is the CEO and co-founder of the non-profit organization All In Together, which educates and empowers women in civic duty. She is active on Twitter at @laurenleaderAIT.

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