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Americans Are More “Pro-Life” Than They Think They Are!

America as a whole is more pro-life than the lefties would have you believe. In fact, I would say that most Americans are actually more “pro-life” than they think they are.

Recent surveys bear this out. A 2019 poll conducted by Americans United for Life (AUL) showed that 53 percent of Americans call themselves “pro-choice,” a label adopted by the pro-abortion movement, and 47 call themselves “pro-life.”

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But, the survey found that 79 percent of Americans think it is unethical to abort a child in the third trimester. And 66 percent of Americans who call themselves “pro-choice” also do not support such third-trimester abortions.

The numbers show that recent efforts to strip all legal protections for unborn babies, such as a law signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that allows abortions up until birth in that state, do not represent the views of most Americans.

“This survey vividly reveals both the American people’s commonsense appreciation for the sanctity of life and the widespread horror, even among self-identified ‘pro-choice’ Americans, of new laws like New York’s that effectively allow abortion up until the moment of delivery,” AUL President Catherine Glenn Foster said.

“Planned Parenthood and elected officials like Gov. Cuomo who support abortions up to the point of birth are out of step with not only their supposed core constituents, but also our country’s essential tenets of life, liberty, and the opportunity to pursue happiness.”

A similar poll, also from last year, by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion showed that in the last 11 years, Americans have inched toward a pro-abortion position but still favor at least some protections for the unborn.

Andrew Walther, a spokesman for Knights of Columbus, the Catholic service organization that sponsored the poll, told Christian values website, World, that the results challenge the meaning of the term “pro-choice.”

“About 6 in 10 people who are identified as ‘pro-choice’ are supportive of restrictions on abortion,” he said. “I think that all of that shows that this issue is much more nuanced than simply reducing it to the number of Americans that identify with one of two labels.”

The Marist poll found that 85 percent of Americans favor protecting the unborn in some way. Forty-two percent of people who identify as “pro-choice” think abortion should be allowed only during the first three months of pregnancy. Most Americans also oppose taxpayer funding of abortion abroad (75 percent) and at home (54 percent), and 62 percent said babies should not be aborted based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.

Another recent poll of millennials revealed similar results among 18- to 34-year-olds. Only 7 percent of millennials agreed that abortion should be “allowed without exception and funded by tax dollars,” a poll by Students for Life of America found. Compared to 75 percent of all Americans in the Marist poll, 70 percent of millennials supported some limits on abortion, including protecting the unborn after five months of pregnancy and requiring parental notification for minors to have abortions.

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  1. The radicalization of the Democrat party and those who are pro-death for babies to include late term and at birth and even born babies has offended so many who once were pro-death. I know many. Leftists often push too far alienating those with sound minds.

    To help re-elect Trump, America’s patriots must pray fervently and participate–volunteer to campaign, be poll watchers, and transport like-minded citizens to vote.

    • californiasailor

      Allen,

      THOSE ARE DEMONS ALREADY INSIDE THOSE VESSELS AND THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW IT. FOR THAT VERY REASON, THEY WILL ALL FAIL….

      MAY THE GOD OF ABRAHAM HAVE FAITH IN THEIR SOULS….

  2. There is NO PROABORTION movement. I personally think that abortion is a difficult decision and one that I don’t think I could have made, but I TRULY believe that every woman should be able to make that decision on their own. One in four women will have an abortion in their life. It will be impossible to stop abortion with laws as some women will still find a way to have an abortion. When I was in college, it was the back alleys of Detroit. I just want women that want to have an abortion to do so in a sterile clinic with a professional.

    • The fact of it is that you can’t legislate morality; murdering your own unborn child – allowing them to be murdered, in my case – is sickening and saddening and something that will or would haunt any decent person for the rest of their lives. I know personally.

      From that sad experience, I’m strongly pro-life. Can’t argue that it would happen somewhere anyway (back alleys of Detroit, for example) but it damned sure shouldn’t be easy and it sure as HELL shouldn’t be on the taxpayer dime. Ever.

  3. God gave man and woman the ultimate gift, the means to create new life. With that gift comes great responsibility that seems lost among the pro-abortion folks. Once that ‘marriage’ of sperm to egg completes the first stage of life, from which the incredible mechanism within the woman begins the journey to the ultimate second stage to create all of its human facets to reach the third stage, the tiny little human being reaches the maturity to survive passage through the birth canal and into God’s world of human beings, where the cries of his/her birth brings tears of joy to the parents. To see this process as if the fetus is not a person is simply wrong. America’s dissolving morality, the growing rejection of God, the devolution to sinful behavior, and the rising of indiscriminate recreational sex and a mindset completely bereft that a pregnancy might occur, lacks any virtue whatsoever. To kill an unborn child because one didn’t take precautions to prevent pregnancy should put the life of the unborn child with more right to life than the rights of the two people who were irresponsible in the first instance. You took on the responsibility of the potential of a child by unprotected sex. We should not have a world where killing an unborn child is a mere after-thought, where the woman says, “Ooops! Sorry about that! But, you gotta go!” and off to the abortion clinic, where, without further thought, can do so again and again. I used to agree that abortion should be a woman” choice, and then I grew up and saw what it is really. It is murdering an innocent, helpless, unborn child who cannot speak for itself. Everyone’s actions have consequences and murdering the unborn is not a remedy for irresponsible behaviors. A woman who flippantly says, “It’s my body and my right to have an abortion!” ignores there is a real live human being created inside of her, with the right to life that trumps her claim of sovereignty. It is God who gave the gift of creating life to the woman, and I have no doubt but that He is not happy with those who murder that miracle inside them. I pray the Supreme Court will make the honorable decision and rule that the right-to-life of the unborn is greater than that of the pregnant woman.

  4. I have a very hard time contemplating any abortion-there are just so many times during the birth cycle where measures can to taken: before the woman becomes pregnant, she has the options of refusing to have sex and she can use any of four or five methods of prevention of a pregnancy; after she becomes pregnant, there is the option of giving the baby up for adoption (there are thousands of people who would like to adopt, but babies are unavailable). The notion that the baby, if born, would become an inconvenience just don’t fly-there are lots of situations where the people around us become inconvenient: some neighbors can be ass holes, teenagers can act up, sometimes a spouse acts like a jerk-should it be OK to kill all of these inconvenient people, too? Life is just too precious to take one, no matter the situation there are always alternatives.

  5. Americans ARE Pro life AND Patriotic as well! . . . but they ARE Complacent as well, until MOVE to action. This is the Democrat’s UNDOING, because of their RADICAL actions and stances. However, Americans are ALSO SHORT on memory POLITICALLY, Team Trump and his allies 2020

  6. Have these women never heard of birth control? They also sell the morning after pill. Some women just keep getting abortions but claim that birth control is against their religion. For those who use the religious excuse is hypocrites because they’re having sex out of wedlock which if they were religious then they would have abstained and abortion would be mote. Others are just irresponsible and it’s a shame that the baby has to pay the price. If they didn’t want the child then why not do it within a few weeks or better yet put the child up for adoption. There’s a lot of people who can’t have a child who would love to. Now the government needs to make adoption more assessable for Americans. This is one reason a lot of people go to China and Africa. MAGA

  7. Still pretty sad numbers, it shows the leftist brain-washing is far reaching and has a long herstory. Children need to be taught, at home, that life is precious and not to be trifled with! I used to believe the leftist platitudes that no one can tell a woman what to do with her body, especially, a man. Killing your child off for convenience sake is NEVER a good choice! Whomever decided that sick and evil thing was OK is burning in the deepest hell for sure! Anyone who thinks abortion is OK is sick in the head! There are many alternatives to killing your child off for convenience sake!

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