As Republican politicians grapple with the existential question of how to best manage the polarizing issue of abortion, it has become increasingly clear that the party’s strategy is anything but straightforward. With both sides deeply entrenched in the decades-old issue at the national and local level, Republicans have been unable to come up with a unified approach that brings together different factions of the party. The issue of abortion is particularly complicated for Republicans, as there is deep disagreement within the party over where it should stand on the issue. On one hand, there are those who support strict limits on abortion at both the legislative and judicial levels; on the other hand, there are those who believe that abortion should be left to women to decide for themselves. These two camps, and the many shades of grey in between, make it difficult—if not impossible—for Republicans to fully unite behind a single abortion policy. Furthermore, the Republican Party has become increasingly fractured on the issue of abortion since President Donald Trump took office. While Trump and those who support him have attempted to push for a number of anti-abortion measures, such as changes to the Affordable Care Act and executive orders restricting access to abortion, there have been pushback from both conservative and moderate Republicans alike. The GOP’s dilemma has become especially apparent in recent months, as several states have enacted more restrictive abortion laws. While some Republicans have cheered the passage of these laws, others have criticized them for going too far and being unconstitutional. This split has caused a great deal of confusion among Republicans, as the party has been unable to coalesce around a single approach. At the end of the day, it appears that Republicans still aren’t sure how to handle the divisive and complicated subject of abortion. While there certainly are a variety of opinions on the matter, the lack of a unified approach has so far prevented any meaningful progress in terms of policy. Until Republicans can come together and offer a clear strategy on the issue of abortion, the party’s struggle to find a winning strategy will likely continue.