Friday, May 22, 2009

Majority of Americans now "Pro-Life"?

More and more scientific evidence continues to accummulate of the quality of life of those who are alive but still in the womb.

Further, more and more evidence continues to accummulate of the abuse of current legislation and of the messiness (physical and emotional) of abortions.

So it is not surprising Gallup's most recent poll has found that a clear majority of Americans now call themselves "pro-life" (51 percent as compared with only 42 percent who still call themselves "pro-choice").

Gallup said a week ago (May 15) that its latest poll, conducted May 7 to 10, found “51 percent of Americans calling themselves ‘pro-life’ on the issue of abortion and 42 percent ‘pro-choice.’ This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.”

“The new results, obtained from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50 percent were pro-choice and 44 percent pro-life. Prior to now, the highest percentage identifying as pro-life was 46 percent, in both August 2001 and May 2002.”

Abortion remains a highly emotional and divisive matter: the poll found that 23 percent of Americans felt abortion should be illegal in all circumstances and 22 percent said it should be legal in all circumstances.

The middle view — that abortion should be legal in certain circumstances - is held by about 53% of Americans. That figure has been steady since 1975. Sphere: Related Content

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