To raise awareness the horror of abortion, I taped a huge picture of an aborted baby at my back windshield and parked where it can be seen from 10 floors. At the end of the first day, I found the windshield covered nicely with brown paper and masking tape. I took it off and parked at the same spot with the poster the next day. That afternoon, my manager asked me to remove that 'political poster'. I took it off rather than risk my job. Nevertheless, I continued protesting abortion in others ways e.g. organizing rescue efforts in abortuaries.
These days, I have been reading how pro-lifers are accused of being politically motivated. Maybe there are some who use the pro-life cause as a political tool. But, no one except God knows peoples' intentions. And I doubt if people really buy that line because you probably know at least one pro-lifer who honestly does it for the babies. So, I think the Democrats are saying it to convince themselves - to numb their hearts and minds.