A not-entirely-full-picture headline blares, “Abortion support is the highest it’s been in two decades as challenges mount.” Yikes, you think, quickly scrolling through your newsfeed and not reading the article or the full poll, I guess pro-lifers are losing.
The new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News actually strongly supports pro-life positions. You can reference the full poll and questions here .
Let’s start. The questions ask about support for abortion laws and ask about whether or not laws against abortion should be changed, without explaining what the actual laws about abortion are in each state (New York’s are far different than Alabama’s).
Second, the questions avoid using the words that would actually change people minds, like late-term or infanticide. For example, “legal in all cases” sounds much better than “moment of birth abortion”, even though they mean the same thing.
Third, the polls show that Americans reject the abortion extremism of the Democratic Party, as it inches towards fully endorsing taxpayer-funded infanticide as part of its 2020 platform. For example and despite the flaws in the polling, only 27% of all respondents said that abortion should be legal in all cases, which means 73% of Americans would oppose the Northam-Tran-Cuomo agenda on abortion, which is legalized infanticide. Furthermore, 69% of women oppose legalizing infanticide, in a blow to the Democratic Party’s Planned Parenthood base.
Oh, and those establishment Republicans who think that being pro-choice would help Republicans win more Republican voters should pound sand; the poll finds that by a 19 point margin, Republican men are actually more pro-choice than Republican women. (Take notice, former Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner).
Of course, none of this is news to Students for Life. In our own poll of Millennials, we found, for example:
7 of 10 Millennials support limits on abortion through specific policies like parental notification, limiting abortions later in pregnancy like at 5 months of pregnancy, and opposition to government funding of abortion.
Only 7 percent shared the position of the Democratic Party Platform – abortion without any exceptions and funded by tax dollars.
More Millennials than not support Roe’s reversal. Asked directly about support for overturning Roe and returning abortion to the states, 41 percent supported Roe’s reversal.
65 percent of Millennials support the right to vote on abortion-related policy and want a voice on abortion policy.
You can find the full results here.