A recent poll has indicated that American’s are just as likely to be pro-life as they are to be pro-abortion.
In light of the recent push to make abortion acceptable at any stage of pregnancy – including post-birth infanticide – a Marist poll has shown that public opinion on abortion has had “a dramatic shift”, according to Barbara Carvalho, director of the poll that was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.
Axios reports the poll findings:
“The poll found Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47%) as they are pro-choice (47%). Last month, a similar Marist survey found that Americans were more likely to identify as pro-choice than pro-life 55% to 38%, a 17-point gap.”
“The survey also found that 80% of Americans support abortion being limited to the first three months of pregnancy, an increase of 5 percentage points since last month’s Marist poll.”
Why is this important? In an interview with Axios, Carvalho stated that this recent poll was “the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans have identified as pro-life as have identified as pro-choice.” But, what makes the poll even more interesting is the discovery that more and more sensible Democrats are classifying themselves as pro-life, disagreeing with the Democrat-proposed radical late-term abortion bills.
“But what Carvalho said she found most significant was that Democrats, specifically those under the the age of 45, seem to be leading the shift: This month’s poll found 34% of Democrats identify as pro-life vs. 61% pro-choice. Last month, those numbers were 20% and 75%, respectively.”
“Among Americans under 45, 47% identify as pro-life vs. 48% pro-choice. In January, those numbers were 28% and 65%, respectively.”
“This has been a measure that has been so stable over time. To see that kind of change was surprising. And the increased discussion [of late-term abortion] in the public forum in the past month appears to have made the biggest difference in how people identify on the issue,” Carvalho said.
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