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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Anti-abortionists hooting over new poll

When we discussed the issue, yesterday, it was to focus on the difficulties of selling the pro-abortion message to the US public.

Now, a Zogby poll (can't locate the details on the Zogby site - perhaps that's just me) is being lauded in that journal of record, Life News:
a total of 56 percent agreed with one of the following pro-life views: abortion should never be legal (18 percent), legal only when the life of the mother is in danger (15 percent) or legal only when the life of the mother is in danger or in cases of rape or incest (23 percent).

And, most importantly, anti-abortion sentiment is rife amongst the young, it seems:
In the Zogby poll, 60 percent of 18-29 year-olds took one of the pro-life positions on abortion while only 39 percent agreed with the three pro-abortion stances.

Hispanics support a pro-life position by a 78-21 percent margin, African Americans backed the pro-life perspective 62-38.

Not enough to change votes, surely?

MORE (May 20)

A PDF file of the results.

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