America's pro-life, pro-abortion gap oh so
A recent poll indicates Americans are
more pro-life than ever.
A Pew Research Center poll conducted in 2008 showed those who favor
keeping abortion legal outnumbered those with a pro-life view 54 to 40
percent. But the latest poll, the results of which were released last
week, shows that gap reduced to 47 and 45 percent, respectively, with a
two-percent margin for error -- a statistical dead heat.
Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America believes the hard work by
pro-lifers is paying off. "One reason why it's so important that the
public supports the sanctity of human life and the protecting of unborn
children is that in order to pass laws, we've got to have the public
supporting those laws," she explains.
The poll, she adds, may reflect that Americans are seeing the reality
that Washington is dominated by pro-abortion forces.
"Our politicians and our law enforcement should be taking a serious
look at this-- and especially now that Congress is dealing with
healthcare reform," Wright urges. "And this poll should encourage
politicians to ensure that any healthcare package does not end up using
government money to pay for abortions."
Polls are one thing, says Wright -- but the opinions that really
register, she points out, are the ones delivered by constituents to
their elected representatives.
Contact: Charlie Butts
Date: October 5, 2009
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