Here are links to stories from LifeNews, http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/06/cnn-poll-58-of-americans-want-all-or-most-abortions-made-illegal/?pr=1, and the National Right to Life News,http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2014/03/wide-divide-over-abortion-nearly-60-oppose-all-abortions-or-would-allow-them-in-only-a-few-circumstances/ , discussing a recent CNN poll that shows that most Amerians oppose most abortions, and that most Americans oppose public funding of abortion. This confirms the results of other polls in recent years. Richard M.
The Public Religion Research Institute published some statistics (“What Will the Next Generation of Anti-Abortion Advocates Look Like? Different.”) about the ever-growing pro-life attitude of young Americans, even those who are not Christians. Of young Americans who oppose abortion, fewer are white Christians* (37 percent) than the nearly 8-in-10 (78 percent) who make up the […]
Today Michael New published a short article on the NRO website, The College Republicans’ Report Has Good Advice On Abortion. He provides a short survey of several opinion polls and concludes: “The opinions of young adults on the issue of abortion tend to be nuanced. Many polls show that young people are somewhat less likely […]
That’s the title of a good commentary from the National Right to Life News on the recent Pew poll on abortion. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/01/pew-poll-on-abortion-absurdly-inaccurate/ Richard M.
The Time magazine cover story (“40 Years Ago, Abortion-Rights Activists Won an Epic Victory With Roe v. Wade. They’ve Been Losing Ever Since.”) is generating a lot of commentary. Here are some samples of the commentary. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2013/01/are-pro-abortionists-losing-the-battle/ http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2013/01/time-magazine-pro-life-movement-is-winning.html Richard M.
It has been 20 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. On the 20th anniversary of this landmark decision, there has been much recent reflection about the impact of Casey. In LifeNews, Dr. Michael New notes Clarke Forsythe’s recent National Review commentary on Casey and offers some comments of his own. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/07/02/prolife-movement-has-made-big-gains-since-the-casey-decision/ Here […]
Here is a link to a good piece by Dr. Michael New discussing the recent Gallup survey showing a decrease in pro-choice sentiment. Here is his conclusion: “Men, women, all regions, all age groups, and people of all educational levels all became more pro-life. That might be the best news of all for pro-life activists.” http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/14/additional-gallup-data-proves-america-trending-strongly-pro-life/ […]
That’s the title of a recent article by Fred Barnes in the Weekly Standard. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/hidden-persuaders_604174.html?nopager=1 The article’s subtitle is “The unheralded gains of the pro-life movement.” Barnes describes a series of positive developments: the impact of sonograms, the increasing pro-life sentiment among young people, the rapid increase in pregnancy care centers, etc. At the end of […]
The Culture Wars Meet State Politics: Gender, Representation and Abortion Policy provides an interesting analysis of the fact that the number of women in a state legislature increases the likelihood that a state will have more liberal abortion policies. The authors find a difference in the manner in which women candidates are recruited in the […]
A new Gallup poll asked a random sample of 1,020 American adults whether they’d prefer to have a girl or a boy if they could only chose one. Forty percent said they prefer a boy, 28 percent said they would want a girl, and the rest didn’t mind either way or weren’t sure. This survey is […]