By Bob Unruh
It’s been 45 years since the Supreme Court created the right to abortion in America, and those supporting the resulting annual March for Life in Washington would like to see that reversed.
They’re not without logical arguments, since the Roe v. Wade opinion pointed out that if the humanity of the unborn ever was documented, the entire case for abortion would collapse. Science since has shown life begins at conception.
But until that happens, Americans want more limits on abortion, which since Roe v. Wade is estimated to have taken the lives of 60 million unborn.
A new Marist Poll from the Knights of Columbus shows a supermajority of Americans would limit the procedure to the first three months of pregnancy, including even a majority of those who say they are pro-abortion.
The poll shows 76 percent, including six in 10 “pro-choice” Americans, believe abortion should be limited to the first three months of a pregnancy or only in “cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.”
Among the polls results: “Seventy-eight percent of respondents said that laws can protect both the health and well-being of a woman and the life of the unborn, while only 15 percent said laws should protect one and not the other. Surprisingly, 73 percent of those identifying as ‘pro-choice’ agreed that both the unborn and women can be protected. Seventy-three percent of Democrats and 80 percent of independents shared that view.”
“It is hardly surprising that after (60) million abortions in this country, an overwhelming majority of the American people want substantial limits,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “This survey shows clearly that the ‘pro-choice’ label can no longer Click to see the original article