Monday, May 25, 2009

Liberals Twist Public Opinion Polls on Abortion

Even when the mainstream pollster is asking the same question to the public over an extended period of years, the abortion apologists still deny the clear pro-life trend in American opinion -- because . . . to the liberal, there's never black-and-white, or right-and-wrong, but only shades of dingy, murky gray (the friend of the deceiver).

-- From "Tracking Public Opinion on Abortion: It’s Tricky" by Dalia Sussman, posted at The New York Times 5/21/09

Last week’s Gallup result on abortion . . . contrary to much of what has been reported or surmised, the poll does not necessarily indicate a marked shift in Americans’ views on this highly complicated issue.

In advance of President Obama’s speech at Notre Dame last weekend, Gallup released a poll showing that for the “first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.”

. . . abortion remains a deeply complex issue; one for which views are far more nuanced than politically charged terms like “pro-life” or “pro-choice.” This poll question creates absolutes, when in reality, abortion really represents an issue in which there aren’t any absolutes for many (if not most) people. [What a ridiculous statement! Even Obama said the opposite at Notre Dame.]

In the recent Gallup poll, respondents were also asked if they thought abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances. Twenty-two percent said it should always be legal, while about as many, 23 percent, said it should never be legal. The majority, 53 percent, said it should be legal in certain circumstances.

To add further confusion, other polls that have been released on abortion lately show differing results . . .

All this underscores just how vexing the abortion issue can be, as well as how conflicted the public really feels about it.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll: Majority of Americans Believe Abortion Hurts Women Physically, Mentally" by Steven Ertelt, Editor 5/25/09

In a new national survey conducted by the Polling Company for the pro-life organization Americans United for Life, a majority of Americans say they know someone who has had an abortion. A majority of those surveyed also believe that abortion hurts women.

Asked if they personally knew someone who has had an abortion, some 68 percent said they know a woman who had one while 30 percent said they did not.

Of those who knew a post-abortive woman, 55 percent described her abortion as a negative experience while just 33 percent described it as a positive one and 12 percent either didn't know or would not answer the question.

Asked to think of abortion and women in general, the survey asked respondents if they thought abortion "is almost always a good thing for a woman or almost always a bad thing for a woman."

The survey found 53 percent say abortion is almost always a bad thing and a tiny 13 percent said abortion is almost always a good thing for women. Another 21 percent said neither and 13 percent didn't know or didn't answer the question.

Just 3 percent of those polled said women would face none of the five potential problems after an abortion and another 3 percent either didn't know or did not answer the question.

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It would seem that individual Americans DO know what they think about abortion, and are NOT "conflicted."