America is Now a Pro-Life Nation
In pursuit of the truth – www.cinopsbegone.com – Saturday, May 16, 2009
David Knowles is a journalist, musician and novelist. He covered politics at AOL, for the past two and a half years. He posted on 5-15-09 – Filed under Democrats, Republicans, Religion, and Abortion, 735 comments + Here it is:
A new poll by Gallup shows a stunning reversal in American perceptions on the question of abortion. For the first time since Gallup started surveying the country on this subject, more Americans self-identify as being “Pro-Life” than “Pro-Choice.”
And the turn around has been marked over the course of the past year. 51% of those surveyed now say they are “Pro-Life” whereas a year ago that number was just 44%. Those who declare themselves “Pro-Choice” saw their numbers fall from 50% in 2008 to just 42%.
SO WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR THIS SEA-CHANGE? COULD THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT?
But a deeper look at Gallup’s numbers reveals that the real movement in the polling history is coming from Republic. & Independents who lean rightward:
The percentage of Republicans (including independents who lean Republican) calling themselves “pro-life” rose by 10 points over the past year, from 60% to 70%, while there has been essentially no change in the views of Democrats and Democratic leaners.
We share 4 of 735 Comments:
1.) It is pretty obvious now that most of the people who voted for Obama didn’t educate themselves on the issues. They just voted for “change” or accord to race.
2.) I’ll be more supportive of banning abortions when they make adoption easy. When adoption takes years and cost a fortune, abortion is the best choice.
3.) The poll showing that America is pro-life is an Obama back lash because he’s so pro-choice. Obama is for late term abortions which is wrong to most people. Of course the media is surprised!!! This shows how out of touch the media is. The majority of Americans are CONSERVATIVE and are mostly against abortion.
4.) Your question is valid. Obama has displayed a level of disdain for the unborn far more than even the most “liberal” politicians. He is the ONLY American politician I know to oppose efforts to protect those babies who survived abortion attempts. He refused to ban “infanticide.”
I keep waiting for Obama to quote Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood) who was allegedly quoted, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
The results of the 2008 election vs. this poll mean that many pro-life people look to multiple considerations. And, they realize that the abortion situation is NOT going to change much regardless of who is Prez, so they moved that issue down the priority list. Kind of like a “political triage.”
One key reason the attitudes continue to shift is that every year, new voters come of age and realize that they could have been killed by their own mothers and they are not comfortable with that.
Until the citizens of this country show some intelligence and back bone and convince the judiciary (i.e., the SCOTUS) that our’s is a “nation of the people” not a “nation of robed elitists”, the murder of millions will continue.
George H. Kubeck