Abortion enjoying limited support

Monday, June 29, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

infant grabbing mother's fingerAn annual poll on social issues shows that most Americans are either completely against abortion or at least want more restrictions on the practice.

David O'Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee, says 40 percent of those who participated in the annual Gallup poll on social issues believe terminating the life of a preborn baby to be morally wrong.

"Once again this shows that most Americans, in this particular poll a plurality of Americans, identified as feeling abortion is morally wrong," O’Steen tells OneNewsNow. "This has been consistent ever since Roe v. Wade."

Roe v. Wade is the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced abortion on all 50 states in 1973.

O'Steen points out, though, that the findings do not mean 60 percent of those surveyed believe abortion is morally right.

O'Steen

"We've seen poll after poll showing that when you probe those persons who stand as pro-choice on the subject of abortion, it turns out that they don't believe abortion should be practiced as birth control," he continues. "They don't believe abortion should be practiced for social reasons, for economic reasons."

O'Steen submits that those who terminate their preborn child for the most part do so as a form of birth control. In fact, the polls he references indicate that those who claim to support abortion strongly favor restrictions on second and third trimester procedures.

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