Praise The Lord

3 10 2009

j0289153This speaks for itself. I’m so happy about this trend that I have tears in my eyes.

Gio-

Poll: Pro-Choice Americans Falling Away

Support for abortion is slipping among most demographic and political groups, a new poll revealed this week.

In 2007 and 2008, pro-choice Americans clearly outnumbered pro-lifers 54 percent to 40 percent. But surveys conducted this year by the Pew Research Center showed that views of abortion are about evenly divided, with 47 percent expressing support for legalized abortion and 44 percent expressing opposition.

Declining support for abortion is seen among men and women; whites and Hispanics; Republicans, Democrats and independents; and white Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and the unaffiliated.

Groups that had once clearly preferred keeping abortion legal – such as men, white mainline Protestants, and political independents – are now divided, the Pew report noted.

“The size of the shift is modest, but the consistency with which we see it occurring and the implications it has for the overall dynamics of the debate make it significant,” Gregory Smith, a senior researcher at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, told The New York Times.

Results from the new survey, released Thursday, contrast with those of other recent polls that have shown little change in Americans’ views of abortion. New York Times/CBS News polls and an ABC News/Washington Post poll found the majority of Americans still say abortion should be legal, as was the case over a decade ago.

Another major pollster, however, found a similar shift toward the pro-life camp as the Pew report has documented. In May, the Gallup Poll showed that 51 percent of Americans identified themselves as pro-life – the first time a majority of U.S. adults stood against abortion since Gallup began asking the abortion question in 1995. Only 42 percent described themselves as pro-choice.

The Pew Research Center suggested that the election of pro-choice candidate Barack Obama as president may have contributed to the shift in attitude.

Twenty-nine percent of Americans think that President Barack Obama will handle the abortion issue about right while 19 percent worry the president will go too far in supporting abortion rights. Only 4 percent express concern that Obama will not go far enough to support abortion rights.

White evangelicals are most skeptical about Obama wanting to reduce the number of abortions in this country. Only 29 percent believe Obama holds that view. Meanwhile, younger Americans, aged 18-29, are most likely to say Obama favors reducing the number of abortions.

Notably, four in ten Americans are unaware of Obama’s position on abortion.

The latest survey also revealed that Americans are more likely to say their religious beliefs are the primary influence on their attitudes toward abortion than their educational or personal experience.

And more than half (52 percent) of Americans say having an abortion is morally wrong.

The Pew survey was conducted Aug. 11-27 among a total of 4,013 adults. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center’s work is carried out by seven projects, including the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

————–

Now check out the headline for CBS on the same story…

Americans Split on Abortion with Obama in Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

3 responses

3 10 2009
Eowyn

What I find interesting about the first story is that the real news is buried way down in the 6th paragraph — that an earlier poll by Gallup in May of this year found that Americans who are pro-life now outnumber the pro-aborts by 51% to 42% !

That’s the first time pro-life Americans are a majority since 1995 when Gallup began asking about abortion.

The other significant thing about this news is what is missing.

We are told that support for legal abortion is declining among all groups — men & women; whites & Hispanics; Reps, Dems, & Independents; white Protestants, Catholics, Jews, & the religiously “unaffiliated.” The group that’s missing are BLACKS. So, the reader can only assume that there is no decrease in support for abortion among Blacks.

How sad, especially given the fact that abortion impacts blacks the most. Although blacks constitute 12.8% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 33.9% of all abortions in 1995.

Looks like black Americans are playing right into the hands of Eugenicists like Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Recall that in July of this year, she admitted to the New York Times that the legalization of abortion from the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case was in order to reduce “the growth of populations that we don’t want to have too many of.” She implied that the undesirables are poor women — and we all know that blacks are disproportionately among the poor in America.

https://giovanniworld.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/racist-scotus-judge-ginsburg/

3 10 2009
Rebekah

People who support the death penalty, murdering abortion doctors, slaughtering innocent people in Iraq, and denying health care to their fellow Americans aren’t “pro-life,” they’re merely PRO-FORCED-CHILDBIRTH.

True freedom-loving people don’t support forcing women to have children against their will, especially rape and incest victims, and women with life-threatening pregnancies.

And why is it that some anti-abortionists change their minds about the subject when they or their daughters have an unwanted pregnancy?

http://mypage.direct.ca/w/writer/anti-tales.html

3 10 2009
DCG

Why do you think those that are pro-life support the dealth penalty and murdering abortion doctors (which I don’t)? Slaughtering innocent people in Iraq – I don’t support that either but it is a consequence of war which was authorized by Congress.

Denying health care – I don’t support that (unless they are illegal immigrants). Everyone has access to health care through ER, city, county and privately-funded clinics. Health care insurance is an entitlement not a right.

As for forcing woman to have a child against their wish – either keep your legs crossed or bear the responsibility of a woman being able to procreate. As for rape and incest victims, the horror of what they’ve been through is not undeniable. The child is also a victim should they abort. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Woman with life-threatening pregnancies certainly have a choice, that I will not deny. I know two woman who faced that and both they and their children survived. That is a personal choice they faced with God.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: