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This meme is pretty powerful because it is so accurate. I can never understand how pro-lifers are very often pro-gun, anti-universal healthcare and so on. There is a disconnect there, for sure.

The Religion Hurts Humanity blog recently posted this on a survey about pro-life attitudes:

A newly released survey conducted between June 30th, and July 1st, claims that Americans who identify as pro-life are at an all time high. The poll by Rasmussen Reports says that 44 percent of voters are pro-life; previously American pro-life voters ranged between 35 and 43 percent of the population. The poll also claims that pro-choice Americans have decreased in number from 56 percent in March of 2013 to 48 percent currently. Others remain undecided on the issue.

According to Rasmussen Reports, many Americans call themselves pro-choice, but actually have pro-life opinions when asked about abortion in general terms. “Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters now consider abortion to be morally wrong most of the time, up slightly from 49% in March but also the highest finding since August 2012. Thirty-two percent (32%) believe abortion is morally acceptable in most cases, while 16% are undecided,” the Rasmussen report said.

Other statistics from the survey include the following:

  • 39 percent of voters believe abortions are too easily accessible in the United States.
  • 49 percent of Americans said there should be a waiting period to get an abortion.
  • 44 percent of respondents agreed with banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
  • 71 percent of respondents who identified as Evangelical Christians were pro-life.
  • 64 percent of voters said that abortion affects how they will vote in the next election.

 

Which isn’t the greatest news for liberal types like myself.

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