Friday, July 12, 2013

Liberals' Own Poll: Most Americans Oppose Abortion

The mainstream media have buried a poll by the liberal Huffington Post showing that the vast majority of Americans support the restrictions on late-term abortions passed by the U.S. House and poised to become law in Texas.  The out-of-touch media and Democrat Party leaders have excoriated pro-life legislators for . . . what? . . . for representing most American voters.

For background, read how the media and liberals lambasted the pro-life legislation in Texas and also in Congress in just the past weeks.

In addition, read Liberals Lament: Pro-life Position Prevails as well as Poll: Most Americans Pro-life - Liberals Desperate

-- From "Abortion Poll Finds Support For 20-Week Ban" by Emily Swanson & Mark Blumenthal, Huffington Post 7/11/13

Most Americans would favor sweeping new national restrictions on abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll also shows many Americans remain conflicted in their views on abortion.

By a margin of 59 percent to 30 percent, respondents to the new poll said they would favor a federal law banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

When asked about the morality of abortion . . . roughly half say they consider abortion "morally wrong" (49 percent), while more than one-third say it is either "morally acceptable" (12 percent) or "not a moral issue" (24 percent). Another 15 percent are unsure.

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From "Poll finds more abortion foes than pro-choicers" posted at Houston Chronicle 7/11/13

More people identify themselves as pro-life than pro-choice: A Gallup poll found 50 percent of people call themselves pro-life and 41 percent pro-choice. The latter is a record low.

[A] Pew poll finds a plurality objects to abortion on moral grounds: 47 percent say it's "morally wrong," compared with 13 percent who say it's "morally acceptable." Twenty-seven percent say it's not a moral issue. Nine percent say it depends on the situation.

Support for abortion rights drops dramatically after the first trimester: A Gallup poll found 61 percent of people believe abortion generally should be legal in the first three months of pregnancy while 31 percent disagree. But only 27 percent of people believe it should be legal in the second trimester and only 14 percent believe it should be legal in the third trimester. Gallup has found that pattern each time it has asked the question since 1996.

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From "Americans Support 20-Week Abortion Ban" by Shane Goldmacher, National Journal 7/2/13

[The latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows] Support was greatest among Republicans, 59 percent in support, but 53 percent of Americans not affiliated with either major party sided with the GOP. A majority of Democrats, 59 percent, were opposed while only 33 percent were in favor.

But the poll, notably, showed that women supported such a measure in greater numbers than men (50 percent of women in favor; 46 percent of men).

Overall, the survey suggests that the 20-week abortion measure fractures some of the modern Democratic coalition. Among all age groups, it was young Americans--who have regularly sided with Democratic priorities in the age of Obama--who most strongly supported the measure (52 percent). The measure also received the support of 51 percent of white women, both those who are college educated and those who are not.

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Also read Abortionists Lament Ever-greater State Limits