Monday, August 15, 2011

Pro-choice Americans Disagree with Abortionists: Poll

A new Gallup poll shows that a strong majority of Americans who consider themselves pro-choice align themselves with pro-lifers on many restrictions on abortion, while leading pro-abortion advocacy organizations and abortionists claim that pro-choice Americans oppose all such restrictions.

For background, read Poll: Pro-life America Becomes More So and also read Pro-life Trends Continue in American Opinion as well as Pro-life Legislation Floods America

-- From "Plenty of Common Ground Found in Abortion Debate" by Lydia Saad, Gallup, Inc. 8/8/11

Self-described "pro-choice" and "pro-life" Americans agree about nine major areas of abortion policy, while disagreeing on eight others. Among the areas of consensus, in which a majority of both groups hold the same opinion, especially large percentages are in favor of requiring informed consent for women (86% of pro-choice adults and 87% who are pro-life) and making abortion illegal in the third trimester (79% and 94%).

. . . Both groups favor banning "partial-birth abortions," and requiring parental consent for minors. Additionally, a slim majority of pro-choice Americans (52%) agree with 90% of pro-life Americans that abortion should be illegal in the second trimester.

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From "Poll: Pro-choicers oppose late-term abortion" by Michael Foust, Associate Editor, Baptist Press 8/11/11

[According to the Gallup poll,] pro-choicers and pro-lifers favor laws:

-- requiring a 24-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion (60 percent of pro-choicers and 79 percent of pro-lifers favor it).

-- requiring parental consent for minors (60 percent pro-choicers; 79 percent pro-lifers).

-- banning partial-birth abortions (63 percent pro-choicers, 68 percent pro-lifers).

Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and all the major abortion groups oppose each of those restrictions.

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From "Gallup Finds 'Pro-Choice' Americans Back Most Abortion Limits" by Steven Ertelt, 8/8/11

When abortion backers say most Americans are “pro-choice” on abortion, new polling data from Gallup finds that no only is that incorrect but even a strong majority of “pro-choice” Americans support most abortion limits.

The only abortion limits where those who describe themselves as favoring legalized abortion differ with pro-life advocates are allowing women a chance to see ultrasound before an abortion (where 28 percent of “pro-choice” people agree with such a law), banning federal funding for abortion businesses (23 percent agree), and allowing pharmacists and medical workers to opt out of participating in or referring for abortions.

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