Kellyanne Conway to take lead in shaping GOP's abortion strategy with voters

 December 18, 2023

As polls and past elections have proven, the Republican Party's stance on abortion isn't working.

The GOP is painfully aware of that and has struggled to find the right strategy to appease Republican and independent voters who might prioritize the issue over others and go the other way, which is something the party can't afford next year.

According to Fox News, after speaking with several Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently, Kellyanne Conway, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, is reportedly taking the lead on steering the party on the abortion issue.

Conway believes GOP politicians should promote contraception and work to reach a consensus on the issue with voters.

"I think pro-lifers have to be very mindful to speak about two people being involved in an abortion — the baby and the mother. So, I'm urging opinion leaders and office holders and all their decision makers, as well as candidates, to speak with conviction and compassion. That's the piece that's missing," Conway told Fox News Digital after her meeting.

Conway supported her argument with data from recent polling, specifically on whether or not voters are in favor of contraceptives.

"The overwhelming data in contraception polling is meant to work in tandem with, not in lieu of, the pro-life abortion messaging," Conway said.

She noted that a major part of the problem is the Democrats' extreme messaging on the subject, using phrases like "reproductive freedom" and painting a different picture of how Republicans approach abortion versus the reality of the tricky situation.

Fox News noted:

Conway says such ballot initiatives haven't gone in Republicans' favor because the left has pushed such measures under the guise of "reproductive freedom for all," combined with the lack of exceptions for rape, incest and protecting the life of the mother in efforts to limit, or ban, abortion.

Social media users offered mixed reactions to Conway taking the lead for the GOP on the issue. Some think it's needed and a good idea. Others, not so much.

"Thank God! I thought I was one of a few that realized what an enormous problem this is for Republicans," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "If it isn't the ghost of Halloween. The queen of alternative lies."

Only time will tell if Conway manages to make any headway.