Eric Adams, the recently elected Mayor of New York City, condemned the pro-life movement as “radical” on Saturday as he pledged that he would “fight” to ensure that there are “no” limitations on abortion.
Fox News reported that the mayor attended a pro-abortion protest in New York City on Saturday and said that he doesn’t believe there should be any limitations on abortion.
When asked at the “Bans Off Our Bodies” demonstration in New York City whether he thinks there should be any limitations on abortion, Adams said “No, I do not.”
Using the hashtag “BansOffOurBodies,” Adams tweeted, “Abortion is health care. It’s that simple. And New York City won’t let a group of radical extremists take away health care or any human right without a fight.”
When pressed about supporting abortions up until the day of birth, Adams said, “I think women should have the right to choose [for] their bodies. Men should not have that right to choose how a woman should treat their body.”
On Saturday, pro-abortion “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests were held across the country. They came in response to a leaked draft of a majority opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court indicating that the Supreme Court was likely positioned to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The pro-abortion protests were organized by Planned Parenthood, Women’s March, and other organizations that prioritize access to abortion. Organizers of the protests said that these demonstrations mark the start of a potential “summer of rage” if the Supreme Court moves forward with repealing Roe.
There were more than 400 pro-abortion demonstrations on Saturday.
Despite this massive turn out, a recently conducted CNN poll indicates that a potential overturn of Roe will likely galvanize Republicans to come out and vote in the upcoming midterm elections more than it will Democrats.
The results of the poll came after the May 2 leak of the draft Supreme Court opinion and they indicated that enthusiasm for voting is lower among Democrats than it is among Republicans.
56% of Republican respondents said they were “extremely/very enthusiastic” about the upcoming election cycle while only 43% of Democrats said they felt similarly.
The Democratic Party and nonprofit groups affiliated with the party were able to raise millions of dollars shortly after the draft opinion leaked. This enthusiasm for donating to left-wing causes and the widespread pro-abortion protests suggested that Democrats had new waves of enthusiasm motivating their base to turn out, but, as CNN’s poll shows, this is not the case.