26% of Democrat Voters Say They’re Pro-Life, But Only 1 House Democrat Is – and He’s Hanging on by a Thread in Runoff

By Craig Bannister | May 27, 2022 | 12:31pm EDT

Even though 26% of Democrat voters consider themselves “pro-life,” just one House Democrat says he is.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) is, reportedly, the only self-described pro-life House Democrat. Currently, he holds a lead of fewer than two hundred votes over his Democrat challenger in a runoff election awaiting final certification of provisional and mail-in ballots.

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According to Gallup, 26% of Democrat voters, and 24% of voters who say they “lean Democrat,” describe themselves as “pro-life,” rather than “pro-abortion.”

What’s more, 41% of the much-coveted “Independent” voter block say they’re pro-life.

As the Congressional Research Service reports, there are currently 224 House members who are Democrats:

‘In the House of Representatives, there are 224 Democrats (including 4 Delegates), 210
Republicans (including 1 Delegate and the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico), and 7 vacant seats.”

Thus, less than a half of one percent (0.45%) of Democrat Representatives are pro-life, even though a quarter of Democrat voters are pro-life.

Due to the leak of a Supreme Court draft decision signaling that Roe v. Wade will soon be overturned, House Democrats have been viciously lashing out at the Supreme Court justices who appear poised to vote pro-life or, at least, to put the issue of abortion into the hands of individual states.

“The fact is, this is a dangerous court to families, to freedom in our country,” Democrat House Speaker (D-Calif.) said, in response to the anticipated overturn of Roe v. Wade, which currently creates a national right to abortion.

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