Illinois Federation for Right to Life

America's youth guide debate on abortion issue

A recent study shows support for legal abortion has dropped in the United States.

Michael Dimock is a spokesman for Pew Research Center, who conducted the study earlier this year. "Today about the same number of people [46 percent] side with keeping abortion legal in most cases, as opposed to illegal in most cases [44 percent]," he notes. "In previous polls, the pro-choice position outweighed the pro-life position by a substantial margin."
Pollsters broke down the results according to religious groups where there is more of a shifting of views than in politics. "But you're seeing more of a shift in a conservative direction among Protestants, both evangelical and mainline Protestants, more so than among Catholics or other religious groups," Dimock points out.
Dimock believes America's youth will establish the future on the abortion issue. He tells OneNewsNow young people are more liberal on such issues as homosexuality.
"[However,] when it comes to abortion, there's not an overwhelming age disparity," Dimock says. "Younger people aren't substantially more supportive of abortion rights or pro-life than [are] older folks."

Contact: Charlie Butts
Source: OneNewsNow
Publish Date: September 2, 2009
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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.