It's a claim we've all heard, but is it true? As John-Paul notes, "It should be quite easy to prove this preist right or wrong since we have statistics on abortion since before Roe. So, we should be able to match those stats up with the years of Democrat presidents and Republican presidents and see pretty clearly which ruling party has fewer abortions on their watch."
Looking at the data, John-Paul found that
It turns out that Republican presidents average lower abortion numbers and lower abortion rates than Democrat presidents. On average, under Democrat leadership, there were 70,172 MORE abortions per year than under Republican leadership. According to this data, a Democrat president leads to an average increase in the abortion rate of 5.29% more than a Republican.The answer, then, to the above question is patently, "No."
It turns out that a great many people have been misled by the fact the they were fewer abortions during the term of President Clinton than that of President Bush (the first). However, it is also true that there fewer abortions during the term of President Bush (the second) than under President Clinton.
John-Paul, though, doesn't stop there. He goes on to suggest additional reasons why we should not vote Democrat to reduce abortions, not only the USA, but throughout the world.