Skip to comments.More Americans "Pro-Life" Than "Pro-Choice" for First Time
Posted on 05/15/2009 3:05:48 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg
Also, fewer think abortion should be legal under any circumstances
PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "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.
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Time is on our side because the people who are in favor of abortion are aborting their offspring.
Good news. I am not sure why the shift, though. Especially after last November’s election results.
Bump for later reference
That could be answered by polling a second dimension of how many care about it to cast a vote that would make a difference in governmental policy. 40% of potential American voters last November didn’t vote for any presidential candidate.
Good point. It may also have something to do with the immigration in this country. Hispanics tend to be practicing catholics, and come from a country where abortion is illegal (although there have been attempts to change that).
In a few years, democrats may have to change their platform to restrict abortion if they keep recruiting hispanics.
It is interesting to watch, and to keep fighting this fight every day. God has an interesting way of fixing things sometimes......
Americans in policy have always been pro-life. The problem was many Americans were pro-choice simply because of the exceptions of rape, incest, and life of mother. There was always a majority who supported bans on late-term abortions, requiring parental notifications, and partial birth abortions.
The far-left has power and is abusing it, turning lots of moderate people more conservative. No matter how much the media reports conservatism is dead, the exact opposite is true. Conservatism is growing stronger and will be motivated to vote the next election cycles.
With Obama's abortion record, and his willingness to allow babies from botched abortions left to die, people are finally getting the real picture about abortion. They are seeing firsthand, the liberals for what they really are, and they have reasons for concern.
I did not vote for president last year. I voted for a distant relative for state representative.
Time is on our side because the people who are in favor of abortion are aborting their offspring
I have said that very thing for a long time. And those of us who are ardently pro life are educating our children to know the evils of abortion and all its other related horrors. And they are getting it, and passing it on. I would like to relate a quick but powerful example.
My son, who is entering seminary minor next fall, goes to public school in a fairly liberal area. In his psychology class last year, abortion was a topic of discussion for a very long couple of weeks. He and only one other boy were the ONLY pro life position in the class. They tried every argument under the sun, to no avail. During this time, some powerful videos and photos had come out on the internet, and I showed him some of them and his reaction was very powerful. The next day, he and his one friend decided they would print some of these pictures (aborted fetuses and body parts) and hung them all the way around the classroom.
The reaction was astounding. Some people refused to enter or remain in the room, others stared in disbelief. Almost the entire class became pro life, and ALL of them decided they would need to rethink their position on the issue. The teacher, an unbelieveably amazing former marine, true blue conservative (go figure in a liberal public school) sent me an email telling me how much he loved having my son in his class. While it was his job to allow debate and even argue the other side on lopsided arguments, he allowed my son and his friend to argue this point on their own at their request. It warmed my cockles to hear this story, and I hope it encourages other parents to teach their kids the values they share :)
Too bad pro-choice has all the marbles.
Praise be to GOD!
It will also be hard for the anti social conservatives and the libertarians to deal with.
The only thing we have left is Prayer, Mark Steyn, Rush Limbaugh, Carrie Prejean, Larry Elder, Bill Cosby, Tom Tancredo, Governor Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, The Free Republic, Kurt Weldon, The Canada Free Press, The NY Post and Washington Times, Governor Mark Sanford, Governor Rick Perry, Dick Cheney, (Congressman?) Duncan (California), Mike Savage, Michael Medved, Sean Hannity and the American People, known as “Flyover Country” or “Rednecks” or “The Radical Right”.
Come to think of it, that’s quite a bit!
“Time is on our side because the people who are in favor of abortion are aborting their offspring.”
That’s a very interesting — probably very valid — theory. They’re aborting themselves out of existence.
On the flip side, conservative Christians need to PROCREATE and multiply.
And, even more importantly, don’t left the left “procreate” by indoctrinating YOUR children into their ideology (public schools).
That is wonderful — thank you for sharing!
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