In the wake of the U.S. House's passage of the 20-week abortion ban, abortion advocates are calling something "cruel" and "disgusting."
You'd think the cruel and disgusting things to discuss would be dismemberment abortion (which, yes, literally does rip babies apart, piece by piece), the thousands of these kind of abortions that are performed around the nation every year, or perhaps all the babies who are currently aborted and left to die after they survive.
Those are things that the majority of Americans think is disgusting, when they take the time to really consider it. more >>
On Friday morning, Gallup released results of a survey on U.S. attitudes toward abortion. According to the poll, 50 percent of Americans identify as "pro-choice," while only 44 percent identify as "pro-life." This marks the first time in seven years that a majority of Americans have identified as "pro-choice," and follows the results of another Gallup survey released earlier this week on the morality of various social issues. The percentage of Americans who deemed abortion "morally acceptable" increased by about three percentage points between 2013 and 2015.
Results of this Gallup poll have already been covered by a number of news outlets including Politico, The Hill, and Vox. It's difficult to say what caused this increase in "pro-choice" sentiment. There is some research that shows that the more aggressive side in the abortion debate sometimes loses ground in the court of public opinion. And pro-lifers have been very productive in enacting laws at the state level during the past few years. It may also be attributable to a quirk in the sample. A separate set of questions asked by Gallup shows 55 percent of Americans think abortion should either be illegal or legal in only a few circumstances. This finding is broadly consistent with past Gallup surveys.
Regardless of the results of today's poll, it is indisputable that pro-lifers have made durable, long-term gains in the court of public opinion. A 1995 Gallup poll found that only 33 percent of Americans identified as "pro-life." Through 2008, 18 consecutive Gallup polls had "pro-choice" outpolling "pro-life." It was only in May 2009 that the poll found that pro-life sentiment exceeded 50 percent for the very first time. Overall, "pro-life" has outpolled "pro-choice" in six of the last eleven Gallup polls. Pro-lifers should thus keep up the good progress they have made changing hearts and minds — and not fret over the results of one survey. more >>
For the first time in seven years, more Americans identify themselves as pro-choice than pro-life on abortion, according to Gallup.
Fifty percent of Americans identified themselves as pro-choice while 44 percent identified themselves as pro-life, according to the results released Friday. This marks the first time since 2008 that pro-choicers had a statistically significant lead on pro-lifers.
Since 2009, Americans have been about evenly divided between pro-choice and pro-life identifiers. Before that, pro-choicers had consistently outnumbered pro-lifers. The high marks for pro-life identifiers were in 2009 and 2012 when 51 percent and 50 percent, respectively, of Americans identified as pro-life. more >>
West Virginia's recently passed law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks save for the health of the mother has officially taken effect.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or House Bill 2568, was overwhelmingly passed by both houses of the state legislature and then passed via the overriding of a governor's veto.
There is an old saying – "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts." - From the legend of "The Trojan Horse."
Today, we could substitute the name Planned Parenthood for the Greeks, because like the Greeks, Planned Parenthood is waging a war on the lives of mothers and our children; and like the Greeks, Planned Parenthood wants to hide their secret agenda.
During her lifetime, PPH Founder Margaret Sanger was a popular eugenicist, promoter of the development of birth control pills and one of the founders of Planned Parenthood. This is what she had to say: more >>
Churches should stop spending so much time fighting against abortion and gay marriage and do more about poverty and suffering, some say. There are three important points to keep in mind when you hear this claim.
Hosted by the National Association of Evangelicals and Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, the May 11-13 Catholic-Evangelical Summit on Overcoming Poverty brought together both Evangelicals and Catholics, liberals and conservatives, to discuss how churches can better address poverty. There were 17 sessions in all. Solutions offered dealt not only with what local churches can do, but the roles government, business and labor can play as well. more >>