A poll conducted for ultra-pro abortion group NARAL has found that more registered voters believe abortion is immoral and should be illegal than is morally acceptable. These results still obtained even after 68.7% of the sample group self-identified as pro-choice.
I think this is indicative of a population that is moving away from supporting abortion. While the country is split who identifies as pro-life and pro-choice, people still don’t believe access to abortion should be unfettered. By nearly 2.5 to 1, Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
This makes sense because according to the same skewed NARAL poll, in addition to the 24.7% of respondents who think abortion is immoral, another 45.5% also believe it’s morally wrong but are hesitant to “impose” that onto others. That’s 70.2% of voters who believe abortion is immoral.
I have a three step approach for those who personally oppose abortion but don’t want to prohibit mothers from making that “choice”. Step 1: I ask why they personally oppose abortion. The answer I receive virtually every time is that they believe abortion kills a baby. Medically and biologically speaking, this is completely accurate. At conception a new living human being begins to exist. Step two: repeat their position back to them: ‘you believe abortion kills a baby, and you think mothers should have a right to legally kill their babies if they choose to’. Step 3: let it sink in.