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Polls Claiming Roe v. Wade Support AREN’T Asking the Right Questions

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Dana Stancavage - 06 Jun 2022
Polls Claiming Roe v. Wade Support AREN’T Asking the Right Questions

Recent polling from Gallup and The Wall Street Journal draw the conclusion that since the draft Supreme Court decision leaked and suggested Roe v. Wade will be reversed, most Americans are not supportive of this opinion. Know why we aren’t buying it? We’ve proven with our own polling that most people DO support limits on abortion and disapprove of Roe’s radical overreach.  

Gallup Must Have Forgotten About the Pro-Life Generation 

Reports indicate that abortion is considered “morally acceptable” by those polled by Gallup throughout May. While Gallup and The Wall Street Journal claim that 55% of those surveyed identify as pro-choice and 58% oppose the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, we say the Pro-Life Generation must not have been taken into consideration.  

Roe v. Wade Polling

“Historically Americans have wrongly said they are pro-choice when they actually support making all or more abortions illegal — and that historical trend continues,” according to LifeNews. SFLA’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement examined answers from 18–34-year-olds to consider what the largest voting bloc says on abortion. Here are the key findings: 

  • More than ever, Millennials and Gen Z want a voice and a vote on abortion. An astonishing 8 in 10 want to vote on abortion policy in their states – UP from 66% last year. 
  • Standing firm in their desire for less abortion, once again 3 out of 4 Millennials and Gen Z want limits with more than 4 in 10 favoring either no abortion at all or abortion limited to the exceptions of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. 
  • While the economy is the political issue that most concerns a plurality of voters, 1 in 5 say abortion also motivates their vote (19%). (This compares with a recent Associated Press poll that found 13% of Democrats said that abortion was an issue they wanted the federal government to address, up from less than 1% in 2021 and 3% in 2020.) 
  • In fact, after learning more about Roe, almost 6 in 10 oppose Roe’s radical reach, of abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy. 
  • Pushing pills in ways known to harm women made no sense to a strong majority of Millennials and Gen Z. The move by Abortion Radial Joe Biden’s FDA to strip out in person care and health and safety standards for Chemical Abortion Pills doesn’t sit well with the generation targeted by Planned Parenthood & Co. More than 6 in 10 oppose No Test, Online distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills. 
Roe v. Wade Polling

In short, if you like any type of abortion limit, you don’t like Roe. By fundamentally opposing abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy, it’s clear that Millennials and Gen Z stand against everything that Roe stands for. Take it from the thousands of pro-lifers engaged with SFLA in every state of the nation: it’s morally uncomplicated to stand for life and Roe’s days are severely numbered.  

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