Two nationwide polls over the past two months reveal a sudden shift from pro-choice to pro-life, with both sides now tallying up 47 percent of Americans’ support.
A Marist poll – in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus – was conducted of 1,008 Americans 18 and older living in the United States between February 12 and 17, and results indicate that the pro-life movement has had some major sway on public opinion, as a similar poll conducted by Marist in January showed that 55 percent of Americans leaned pro-choice, next to 38 percent who identified as pro-life advocates.
Revealed: What it means to be 'pro-choice'
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The Democratic Party's extreme stance on abortion has gotten a lot of public attention in the last month or so. "There's been a visceral reaction from the public at large ever since New York passed their radical expansion of abortion on demand," says Mallory Quigley of Susan B. Anthony List.
She says many Democrats feel that their party has left them on the issue. "In order to be pro-choice, [they say] you need to support abortion on demand up until the moment of birth – and even beyond birth," she tells OneNewsNow. "That's become the position of the modern Democratic Party – and it's simply extreme, and people don't like it.
"They're really being forced to grapple with the reality of what it means to be pro-choice."
Dems leading America’s shift to pro-life?
With the Democratic Party’s ultra-left pro-abortion agenda seeking to take preborn children’s lives at virtually any stage of a pregnancy, more Democrats are switching to a pro-life worldview.
“The shift was led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12–17 in the wake of efforts in several states to legalize abortion up until birth,” the Knights of Columbus explained in its report on the poll.
Marist poll director Barbara Carvalho indicated that Democrats have shot themselves in the foot by pushing their aggressive abortion agenda on the American public.
“Current proposals that promote late-term abortion have reset the landscape and language on abortion in a pronounced – and very measurable – way,” Carvalho asserted, according to the Knights of Columbus.
In just one month, Democrats registered a 14-percent swing toward the pro-life worldview.
“Among Democrats, the gap between pro-life and pro-choice identifiers was cut in half from 55 percent to 27 percent,” the Catholic organization divulged. “The number of Democrats now identifying as pro-life is 34 percent – up from 20 percent last month – while the number identifying as pro-choice fell from 75 percent to 61 percent.”
It also appears from the poll that younger Americans are not being as easily influenced by the education system, mainstream media and entertainment industry – which often attempt to portray abortion as a civil rights issue … in the name of so-called “women’s reproductive rights.”
“Younger Americans also moved dramatically – now dividing 47 percent pro-life to 48 percent pro-choice,” the report added. “One month ago, the gap was almost 40 percentage points with only 28 percent identifying as pro-life and 65 percent identifying as pro-choice.”
The recent shift is making things look much better for the pro-life movement – better than it has since the first year former President Barack Obama took office a decade ago.
“This is the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans say they're pro-life as say they're as pro-choice … two-thirds of Republicans – 67 percent – identify as pro-life and independents are split nearly down the middle, with 46 percent saying they're pro-life and 48 percent siding with the pro-choice position,” TheBlaze highlighted from the poll results.
Dems can’t pull one over on their own supporters
It is argued that the American public is no longer tuning out Democratic lawmakers’ aggressive assault on the preborn via legislation – as those who pledge allegiance to the Democratic Party now refuse to turn a blind eye to their courtroom maneuvers, which have received little coverage from the mainstream media.
“The recent legal changes to late-term abortion and the debate which followed have not gone unnoticed by the general public,” Carvalho insisted. “In just one month, there has been a significant increase in the proportion of Americans who see themselves as pro-life and an equally notable decline in those who describe themselves as pro-choice.”
Americans now understanding the horrific nature of late-term abortions
As Democrats push for legalized abortions at the latest stages of pregnancies, Americans are overwhelmingly expressing their opposition to the lethal procedure, according to the survey’s results.
“By about three to one – 71 percent to 25 percent – Americans say abortion should be generally illegal during the third trimester,” the Knight of Columbus revealed from the poll. “This majority includes 60 percent of Democrats, 72 percent of independents and 85 percent of Republicans.”
As the word gets out about the brutality of abortion, more and more Americans are expressing opposition to the procedure – or wanting more restrictions on when it can take place.
“By an even wider margin (71 percent to 18 percent), Americans strongly oppose late-term abortion after 20 weeks,” the report continued. “This 71 percent includes two-thirds (66 percent) who say abortion should be banned after 20 weeks of pregnancy – except to save the life of the mother – and an additional five percent think abortion should be outlawed completely. Only 18 percent think abortion should be allowed at any time up until birth. Those opposing abortion after 20 weeks, or overall, include: 59 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of independents and 82 percent of Republicans.”
With all the medical knowledge about the humanity of preborn children – which begins at conception – only a small proportion of Americans now believe that abortion should take place after the early stages of pregnancy.
“In addition, the poll found that 80 percent of Americans would like abortion limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy – an increase of five points since just last month,” the world’s largest Catholic service organization shared from the survey. “This includes 65 percent of those who identified as pro-choice, as well as strong majorities of Democrats (64 percent), Republicans (92 percent) and independents (83 percent).”
In just a month, putting more limitations on abortion is sounding like a good idea to an increasing amount of Americans.
“The proportion overall has shown a consensus over time on the issue with three-quarters to eight-in-10 Americans supportive of restrictions on abortion,” the Knights of Columbus noted. “The 80 percent figure is, nevertheless, a significant increase since January – a noteworthy change in what has been a very stable measure.”
Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson contends that Democrats are having a hard time pushing their extreme abortion laws on Americans – from any party
“Arguments in favor of late-term abortion are simply not convincing the American people,” Anderson impressed. “If anything, since these proposals have been unveiled, people are moving noticeably in the pro-life direction. It is now clear that these radical policies are being pursued – despite the opposition of the majority of Americans of both parties.”