For many years it has been the “conventional wisdom” that those who were “pro-choice” on abortion were the “mainstream.” This new Zogby Poll shows that the tide has turned and that it is now mainstream to be pro-life!
Polls are consistently showing that Americans are becoming more pro-life. A December poll conducted by Zogby International, a respected nonpartisan polling firm, confirms that, by a 53% to 36% margin, the public supports the statement, “Abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter.”
And this trend cuts across party lines:
As previous polls have shown, a strong majority of Republicans take a pro-life position, but so do a sizable number of Democrats.
Some 68 percent of Republicans agreed with the statement that abortion “destroys a human life and is manslaughter” while 43 percent of Democrats in the U.S. also agreed.
Other recent polls also confirm a majority of Americans have a pro-life perspective.
An October 2003 Washington Post-ABC News poll, timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the papacy of Pope John Paul II, found a majority of Americans and Catholics believe abortion is “morally unacceptable.”
Some 58 percent of all respondents said they thought “abortion, when the mother’s life is not in danger” was morally unacceptable. About 66 percent of Catholics agreed.
I for one am happy to see the tide turning on this issue. Our third president and author of The Declaration, Thomas Jefferson, said that government’s primary role was to protect individual human life. I look forward to the day when his belief becomes reality in America.