The poll reveals that 51 percent of Americans call themselves
pro-life while 42 percent are pro-abortion. Seven percent of
respondents had no opinion on the topic.
This is the first time the pendulum has swung to the pro-life side
since Gallup began conducting the poll in 1995. Last year, 50 percent
considered themselves pro-abortion and 44 percent pro-life.
Twenty-three percent of respondents said abortion should be illegal
in all circumstances. Only 22 percent said it should be legal at all
Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel with Americans United for Life, said pro-lifers should use this data to benefit the cause.
"The bottom line is we should be encouraged to persevere," he said.
"It's important to be educating. It's important to be involved in
politics. It's important to be involved in public policy."
Posted by Nima Reza