For pro-lifers, Tuesday’s election was a gut punch. No sugarcoating it.
Giving up on the unborn is not an option. It's politically dumb and morally repugnant. Instead, we need to understand why we lost this battle so we can win the war.
I was very involved in the “no” campaign for Issue 1, so let me share a few insights.
First, we got creamed among voters who disliked both Issue 1 and also Ohio's current law (the “heartbeat bill”). We saw this consistently in polling and in conversations. “I don't like Issue 1, but I'd rather have that extreme than the other extreme,” people would consistently tell pollsters. This is a political fact, not my opinion.