Thursday, May 21, 2009

American's are Pro-Life

Lifesite News is reporting a dramatic change in American attitudes toward abortion. For the first time since 1995 the majority of Americans describe themselves as pro-life:

A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, has found that 51% of Americans call themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking that question in 1995.

The new results, obtained from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were pro-choice and 44% pro-life. Prior to the current poll, the highest percentage identifying as pro-life was 46%, in both August 2001 and May 2002. . .

Additionally, a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center recorded an eight percentage-point decline since last August in those saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases, from 54% to 46%.

The change in view points does not make the assertion that life is sacred any more true than it already is, but, it might mean that at least some limited legal protection for the unborn is getting closer. Hopefully those pro-life Americans will put their beliefs into action and accomplish great things.

1 comment:

NorthernRaven said...

I don't think we should be surprised, after all Conservative minded familys have children while Liberal families have less or none at all. So after several years, one would expect that the pro-lifers would form the majority in opinion.