Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ultrasound/science, abortion, and pro-life

From Alisa Harris in World...

In 2009, Pew Research Center found that more Americans (41 percent) now favor making it more difficult to obtain an abortion, up from 35 percent in 2007. From 2005 to 2009 the percentage of Americans who want to reduce the number of abortions rose from 59 percent to 65 percent.

In a political climate that, at least rhetorically, favors working together to reduce abortions, that stat doesn't mean these people call themselves pro-life. But a Gallup poll last May found that for the first time in the 14 years Gallup has been asking the question, a majority of Americans—51 percent—identify themselves as pro-life. A year before, only 44 percent of Americans labeled themselves pro-life....

Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 are "the most pro-life to come along since the generation born during the Great Depression." Crisis pregnancy centers outnumber abortion providers, she notes—and two-thirds of abortionists are over the age of 50

She and pro-lifers agree that advances in technology—especially ultrasound technology—are aiding the pro-life side, and so are the painful stories of women who have undergone abortions themselves. The generation that never knew a time before Roe is no longer wholly convinced that abortion is a solution...


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