The Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday was a celebration decades in the making for the pro-life community after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade in June.
Organizers said this was the first march for the group since the decision. The crowd celebrated that decision and supports an amendment that would declare that access to abortions is not a right.
But new polling shows the issue of abortion rights could lead to blowback at the ballot box in the weeks ahead.
Democrats have used the Supreme Court decision as a successful wedge issue in the midterm election campaign, with polls showing support for Democrats rise both in Pennsylvania and nationwide, though that has waned a little bit in recent weeks. Also, new polling on Sunday from NBC News showed voters nationally favor Democrats on their abortion stance over Republicans by a nearly 2 to 1 margin, an all-time high in their polling on the issue.
But with a Republican-backed amendment proposed for the state constitution that declares access to abortion is not a right halfway to being on the ballot in May, its supporters say there is new optimism they can make changes and avoid either Governor Tom Wolf’s veto pen, or Attorney General Josh Shpairo’s if he defeats Republican State Sen. Doug Mastriano, who said in a primary election debate he supports a full abortion ban with no exceptions.