Poll results misinforming public on abortion issue: pro-lifer

Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

question mark confusionA pro-life spokesman contends that a recent poll on the public's attitude toward the landmark ruling legalizing abortion on demand in the U.S. isn't likely a true reflection of where most Americans stand.

The poll was commissioned by ABC News and the Washington Post – both left-leaning and supportive of abortion. Their poll suggests 62% of those surveyed want the Supreme Court to uphold the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion border to border. Noah Brandt of Americans United for Life tells OneNewsNow it depends on how the question is asked – for example, with polls by his organization explaining late-term abortion.

“When asked specific questions – such as, What do you think about late-term abortion? – a vast majority of Americans are against it,” Brandt argues. “[Or] what do you think of abortions when a child is capable of feeling pain, which is only 20 weeks in? Most Americans oppose abortion that late.”

Brandt

According to the pro-life spokesman, many Americans don't understand that Roe v. Wade allows abortion through the ninth month unless a state limits it. Politicians, says Brandt, are misinforming people about what overturning the ruling would do.

“They talk about it as if overturning Roe would make abortion illegal in 50 states,” he explains. “[But] all it would do is return the decision of life and abortion back to the states where the citizens have democratically elected representatives to deal with these types of issues.”

He suggests that some states would ban abortions while many would continue providing them; and some, where abortion might be legal, would continue to have the authority to regulate child termination.

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