Source: News & Observer
For months, extremist Republicans across the U.S. have touted controversial anti-abortion rhetoric and pushed forth measures to strip away reproductive freedom for millions.
Yet amid growing voter backlash against the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade, many extremist Republicans, including NC-13 Republican candidate Bo Hines, are attempting to scrub their websites of their anti-reproductive freedom stance.
According to The News & Observer, Hines released a commercial before the April primary in which he states, “abortion is absolutely murder, and any Republican politician who’s not willing to say that should not be in office”.
In addition, the Trump-endorsed Republican told The News & Observer that he would back legislation banning all abortions, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
The day following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, Hines reportedly stood firm in being “proudly pro-life”. Since then, the Republican candidate has not mentioned his anti-abortion stance on social media.
The News & Observer reported that in early September, Democrats found that Hines removed remarks around abortion from his campaign website – despite his strong stance on the issue.
Hines is not the only Trump Republican who has attempted to keep their anti-abortion stance off of social media. According to The 19th News, several Republican midterm candidates have attempted to scale back their highly controversial views on abortion as a growing number of Americans support legalizing abortion access.
As The 19th News notes, the removal of strict anti-abortion stances on numerous midterm Republican candidates’ sites reveals a growing concern in the Republican Party over how to handle abortion post-Roe v. Wade decision.