The only way you can say people love abortion is if you’re not asking a follow up question—and this is typically what pro-abortion pollsters are searching for when surveying people. Simply asking “Do you support abortion rights?” doesn’t get to the core of the debate so we took it upon ourselves to conduct comprehensive research to clearly identify what abortion limits people actually favor. Spoiler alert, it’s NOT what Roe stood for.
Students for Life of America’s (SFLA) Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement conducted a 10-minute online survey from January 5-11, 2022, with more than 900 respondents between 18 to 34 years old and applied weighting to match national census data, with a margin of error of 3.5%. Here’s a key finding:
After learning more about Roe, most Millennials & Gen Z rejected its radical impact on mothers and their preborn children. Initially, 6 in 10 expressed some support for Roe, but those numbers flipped after learning more about Roe’s impact, ending with a 50-50 split — a 10% gain after some education on Roe’s true impact.
The more education voters had on Roe, the more their viewpoint changed. After learning about the legal impacts of Roe:
- 67% opposed sex selection abortion
- 60% were concerned about the disproportionate number of minority lives lost
- 58% opposed abortion through all 9 months, which Roe permits.
- 55% opposed taxpayers funding abortion or underwriting abortion vendor costs.
This portion of our polling shows just how big of a shift happens when you ask a follow up question paired with education. Furthermore, an even newer Rasmussen poll found that the majority of Americans support the Supreme Court decision to reverse Roe. The poll revealed that 50% of Americans favor the decision that allows states to protect the preborn with only 45% in opposition.
LifeNews reported, “Joe Biden’s strongest supporters are overwhelmingly against the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.” However, we don’t believe in talking to echo chambers. Just because President Biden’s base condones the violence of abortion doesn’t mean all Americans support this notion. (We’re looking at you, Wanda Sykes.)
Recently, Sykes spoke on a late-night show to join in the Hollywood meltdown over the Supreme Court ruling and said, “Why do they [the Supreme Court] get to tell us what to do, when the majority of us live out, you know, in New York, California? And we’re paying for all this crap, really.”
Was this part of Sykes’ stand-up routine or does she really believe this? Not only will states get to rule on abortion now that Roe is gone (let’s be honest, California and New York will likely uphold their pro-abortion laws for the time being), but these two states—while remarkably populated—do not define the entire nation’s view on killing children in the womb.
SFLA President Kristan Hawkins recently told Fox News, “The problem is the lack of a follow-up question because if you like any limits on abortion, you never liked Roe. Abortion will be not the Democrats’ ticket out of the electoral mess they’ve created because ending innocent life isn’t really a positive agenda. And with the Supreme Court now out of the way, a vigorous debate will be engaged to go past unsupported statements about so-called support for all abortion.”
It is an incredible failure to say all polling supports abortion and circumventing follow up questions to the Supreme Court ruling negate just how many people want limits on abortion. If you don’t like abortion on demand, for any reason, you don’t like what was once Roe. That’s something pro-abortion Democrats just don’t get, but we have faith they’ll begin to realize this as the midterms roll around.
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