Poll: Biggest shift on abortion views since Obama took office

Poll: Biggest shift on abortion views since Obama took office

fetusThink it was no big deal that Obama was elected president for two terms? It’s had more of an effect than you might have imagined. A new Gallup poll found that more Americans identify as pro-choice than pro-life, for the first time since 2008.

According to IJ Review,

Politico reported on the results:

50 percent of Americans now call themselves pro-choice, including 54 percent of women and 46 percent of men. Only 44 percent of respondents labeled themselves pro-life, the lowest response in more than five years.

The last time pro-choice respondents held this large of a lead was 2008. In 2006, at one point, Gallup found pro-choice leading pro-life by an even larger ten percentage points, but at one point in 2012, Gallup found that pro-life respondents outweighed pro-choice respondents by 9 percentage points.

Some quick points regarding demographics from Gallup:

44% are pro-life.
54% of women and 46% of men are pro-choice.
Pro-choice support is steadily growing with Americans age 55 and over. It’s now at 47%.
By party, only Democrats saw a dramatic change: up from 55% to 68%.

Despite this increase in support, the number of abortions being performed is actually decreasing.

Years of indoctrination will have this effect. The radical feminists, bolstered by Obama’s rhetoric about “women’s rights,” have successfully brainwashed another generation into believing it is perfectly acceptable to take the life of the youngest and most helpless of us. May God help their souls.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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