[T]he Republican Party has lost its way. A lot of people came back to me in my last [GOP] debate post saying “You liberals would cheer if you heard a bunch of babies had been aborted!” but this is just nonsense.
Most liberals do want safe, legal abortions to continue unimpeded, but the goal of the pro-choice movement isn’t to abort as many babies as possible. It’s just to keep that procedure accessible and safe.
I think most liberals would be absolutely thrilled if contraception and sex education led to a huge decline in abortions, and would cheer that in a heartbeat. I also think liberals might very well cheer expansion of access to women’s health clinics where abortions are performed. I would be very surprised to hear the same sort of hooting and hollering over a similarly phrased question in regards to abortion.