View Full Version : Gallup: National abortion opinion stats

Tend yer biscuits.
05-15-2010, 10:04 AM
I wasn't sure which subforum to post this in. Mods can move it if they want.

For the second consecutive year, more Americans identify as pro-life.


The only group the became more pro-choice over the past eight years was 'Democrats'. The shift in 'lean Republican' and 'Independents' are really interesting.


The only age group that remains more pro-choice is 30-49, those born between 1960-1980. The past 8 years have seen a 5 point swing toward life in the 18-29 crowd.


Both men and women are 3-4 points more pro-life than pro-choice. Just two years ago they were 4-5 points more pro-choice.

See the article for graphs.

What happened in the last couple years? The abortion industry has been facing an onslaught of undercover videos by Liveaction (http://liveaction.org/) like this one, showing PP employees consistently willing to lie and cover for statutory rapists.

YouTube - Kentucky Abortion Center Fails to Report Child Sex Abuse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlihVVDc-bQ&feature=player_embedded)

What Liberty types can take from this strategically:

1. People are starting to see abortion as an industry of exploitation, not a service. It will profit and grow with national healthcare. A PP center just down the street from me in Saint Paul (http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/92686774.html) is building a new mega-clinic in anticipation of Obamacare boosting.

YouTube - Bloodmoney Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYaTywSDmls)

2. 'SEND IT TO THE STATES' will start to have crossover appeal if:
--- we can show choicers that they are losing ground. winner-takes-all judge wars are not in their interests at this point.
--- we can convince lifers not to get greedy. Again: get out of the winner-takes-all judge wars mentality.

The Gallop article. (http://www.gallup.com/poll/128036/New-Normal-Abortion-Americans-Pro-Life.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_term=Politics#1)