An interesting article at the Wall Street Journal this morning calculates the number of “Missing Voters” due to abortions since 1972. Then, armed with surveys and statistics, show that a) Democrats are 30% more likely than Republicans to have an abortion and b) children usually exhibit the voting characteristics of their parents. They then calculate that if these voters were alive today, Gore would have won Florida by 45,000 votes.
Abortion has caused missing Democrats–and missing liberals. For advocates so fundamentally committed to changing the face of conservative America, liberals have been remarkably blind to the fact that every day the abortions they advocate dramatically decrease their power to do so. Imagine the number of followers that their abortion policies eliminate who, over the next several decades, would have emerged as the new liberal thinkers, voters, adherents, fund-raisers and workers for their cause.
This, of course, is a disadvantage that liberals cannot fix; the abortions today will affect the elections for 20 years at a minimum. This country has become more conservative over the last 20 years, and this trend is likely to continue as long as the liberals keep aborting their own offspring.