In her own words, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is “fighting like hell” to keep abortion on the ballot in 2024, repeatedly insisting former President Donald Trump is pushing for a national abortion ban.

Voters, and even left-leaning media like CNN, aren’t buying it.

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“Two years ago, Americans had their constitutional right to abortion stripped away by an extreme, out-of-touch Supreme Court,” Whitmer said on the second anniversary of the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade and returned abortion decisions to the states.

“We must keep fighting to protect the fundamental freedom of every person to make their own health care decisions about their bodies,” she said. “While other states have gone backwards, banning abortion, going after birth control, and gutting all kinds of critical health care, we are leading the way to move Michigan forward. We will keep fighting like hell to protect reproductive rights.”

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The issue appeared on the Michigan ballot as Proposal 3 in 2022, when Michiganders voted to enshrine abortion access into the state constitution in an election that propelled Democrats to their first government trifecta in the Great Lakes State in four decades.

Whitmer has been front and center in Democrats’ efforts to leverage that victory for all it’s worth over the last two years, and has repeatedly insisted former President Trump is plotting a national abortion ban as she stumps for President Joe Biden.

“It’s really important to remind people that if Donald Trump gets a second term in the White House he has already committed to signing a national abortion ban,” Whitmer said in Milwaukee last week. “Biden is the only person on the ballot who would win the White House and will protect these fundamental rights.”

She’s said the same during campaign stops in Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, and other states, while other high-profile state Democrats have parroted the claim and pointed to other threats to “our fundamental rights.”

“The two years since the Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. Wade serve as a stark reminder that judicial precedent is not set in stone,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a Monday statement. “While Proposal 3 marked a significant victory for reproductive freedom in Michigan, we can’t be lulled into a false sense of complacency. These rights remain under attack.”

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., U.S. Rep. Hillary Scholten, D-Mich., and abortion activists gathered last week in Grand Rapids to campaign on the same line.

“Look at what they do and not what they say,” Slotkin said.

“We know that what we did here in Michigan could so easily be stripped away next year if we are not able to take back the House, if we lose the Senate and lose the presidency,” Reproductive Freedom for All President Mini Timmaramju said at the event.

On Monday, CNN confronted Whitmer about her repeated allegations Trump intends to institute a national abortion ban, highlighting how those comments conflict with reality.

Whitmer insisted Trump is “the one that put these justices on the court,” referring to Republican justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“He is absolutely front and center as on the road to an all-out national abortion ban,” Whitmer said. “And that’s why we’ve got to get Joe Biden elected this fall.”

CNN host John Bergman set the record straight, the Daily Caller reports.

“He says he’s not on the road to an all-out abortion ban, federal, because he said he wants to leave it up to the states, right? He said he would not support a federal ban,” Bergman countered. “I’m not arguing with him being responsible for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but just on that specific question, he wants it left up to the states, he says.”

Trump made that clear in April when he said his stance on abortion is “all about the will of the people.”

“My view is … the states will determine by vote or legislation or perhaps both, and whatever they decide must be the law of the land. In this case, the law of the state. Many states will be different, many will have a different number of weeks or some will have more conservative than others, and that’s what they will be. At the end of the day, this is all about the will of the people,” Trump said in a video posted to Truth Social. “You must follow your heart or, in many cases, your religion or your faith. Do what’s right for your family and do what’s right for yourself … do what’s right for our country.”

The efforts by Michigan Democrats and others to put abortion on the ballot in 2024 comes as a recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows motivation to vote among Democratic women is waning in states without abortion-related ballot initiatives.

In Michigan, the KFF survey found 60% of women voters, and 69% of Democratic women voters, are now focused on inflation as a top issue now that abortion access was settled with the 2022 ballot initiative.

The KFF poll also showed 80% of Republican women voters in Michigan plan to cast ballots in November, compared to 72% of Democratic women voters.

Only 53% of women surveyed gave Biden a positive rating on inflation.

“While most women who voted in 2020 say they are going to pick the same candidate this year, about one in six women who voted for President Biden in 2020 say they will either not vote or will vote for a different candidate this year, including 7% who say they plan to vote for former President Donald Trump,” the Michigan Advance reports.

“By contrast, just 1% of women voters who voted for Trump in 2020 say they plan on voting for Biden in 2024.”