Is America finally moving to solidly pro-life? This poll says we may:
In just one month, Americans have made a sudden and dramatic shift away from the pro-choice position and toward a pro-life stance, according to a new Marist poll.
The shift was led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12-17 in the wake of efforts in several states to legalize abortion up until birth.
“Current proposals that promote late-term abortion have reset the landscape and language on abortion in a pronounced – and very measurable – way,” said Barbara Carvalho, director of The Marist Poll.
In a substantial, double-digit shift, according to the poll, Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47 percent) as pro-choice (47 percent). Just last month, a similar survey conducted by The Marist Poll found Americans more likely to identify as pro-choice than as pro-life by 17 percentage points (55 to 38 percent). Democrats moved in their pro-life identity from 20 percent to 34 percent
Perhaps the push by Planned Parenthood to relieve themselves of legal liability by essentially legalizing infanticide is proving a step too far? I hope so. That is what all the late term abortion laws are about, by the way: PP wants no more Gosnell’s. They could do that by not being butcher shops, but I guess they feel that post-facto legalization of Gosnell’s crimes is better. One thing I’ll say about PP – they definitely know how to lobby. We should be studying their methods carefully…they’ve got the entire Democrat leadership locked down, even when PP is demanding things which are political poison.