Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Public Opinion

If it is true that public opinion will eventually give rise to public policy, then we are on a good road as far a abortion goes. According to LifeSiteNews, here are some statistics from across the nation in May of this year.

86% of Americans would significantly restrict abortion.

- 60% of Americans would limit abortion to cases of rape, incest or the life of a mother -- or not allow it at all.

- 53% of Americans believe abortion does more harm than good to a woman in the long term.

- 79% of Americans support conscience exemptions on abortion for health care workers. This includes 64% of those who identify as strongly pro-choice.

- 69% of Americans think that it is appropriate for religious leaders to speak out on abortion.

- 59% say religious leaders have a key role to play in the abortion debate.

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