Republican Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona recently spoke out about the ongoing abortion debate, saying Democrats will try to “lionize” the leaker of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision and will continue to encourage “civil disorder” because the party tends to “worship at the altar of abortion.”
Biggs continued speaking out about the chaotic protesters outside of the Supreme Court and homes of some of the justices. “This is the kind of violence that you see from authoritarian regimes.”
According to Biggs, the left and the Biden Administration are attempting to “rule” rather than govern the United States and said the fence that had to be erected around the court is “a marker — a reminder of the leftist goal on abortion.”
“This kind of threatening and intimidation is exactly what I have condemned, and my colleagues have condemned for years now, and it comes down on the left. When they can’t get their way, if the American people reject it, then a loud, Alinsky-style minority is going to come after people and try to ruin their lives,” said Biggs.
The Arizona representative also spoke out on recent polling that demonstrated that Hispanic Americans support shutting down the southern border until “a solution is reached.” The poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group, found close to 56% nationwide support for closing the border.
“I’m hearing more and more from Hispanics telling me, ‘Hey, the Latino community wants the border secure. They want it safe and shut down,” said Biggs.
“Republicans are the only party that [is] even talking about it.”
Biggs continued, “We have people — in Congress on the other side that say, ‘There is no crisis.’ Because they want an open border, but I think this is a nonpartisan issue,” he said.
“All Americans should want the border secure, and it doesn’t matter what your race, what your gender is, what your party is.”
Public attitudes divided
Public attitudes over the decades-long debate over abortion rights are primarily divided along partisan lines. A Pew Research Center study finds various opinions among Democrats and Republicans on several abortion-related issues.
According to a recent survey, six in 10 U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in most or all cases, while 37% say it should be illegal in most or all cases.
The survey was conducted before the recent publication of the Supreme Court draft opinion that showed justices might be poised to strike down Roe v. Wade. This 1973 landmark case authorized abortion across the nation.
The percentage of Americans who say abortion should be legal in most cases has changed little in recent years. However, support is higher now than it was a decade ago.
Democrats’ responses about circumstances surrounding pregnancy follow a similar pattern. At least eight in 10 respondents say abortion should be legal if it threatens the health or life of the mother or is the result of a rape.
A smaller majority, 68%, say the same if the baby is to be born with severe disabilities.
Republicans are far more divided on the same questions. A clear majority of 62% say abortion should be legal if the woman’s life is endangered, and a smaller percentage, 56%, say the same about a pregnancy that is the result of a rape.
A clear division exists if the baby is likely to be born with health problems or disabilities. Thirty-eight percent say abortion should be legal in those circumstances, with 31% saying “it depends” and 29% saying it should be illegal.