Gallup recently released its annual public opinion poll on abortion, and the results are a mixed bag.
Sixty percent of Americans do not want Roe v. Wade to be overturned by the Supreme Court. Those who do want the infamous abortion ruling overturned account for 33 percent, and seven percent had no opinion.
However, the poll also shows younger generations seem to be getting more pro-life. Generation Z and Millennials were more likely to call for Roe v. Wade’s overturn than older survey respondents.
Additionally, for the first time since 2012, more Americans said they consider themselves pro-life — 49 percent — over the 46 percent who identified as pro-choice.
The percentage of Americans who think abortion should be illegal in all circumstances or legal only in a few circumstances also went up from 53 to 60 percent since last year.
Eric Verstraete, President of Life Matters Worldwide says overall, “I think it’s encouraging because what this poll shows me and shows us is that we really believe that people — especially people within the Church community — are beginning to wake up to the reality of what abortion is. Abortion is taking the life of another human being.”
Verstraete has also observed a shift in people’s understanding of what being pro-life means. It doesn’t just mean being against abortion. More and more people who identify as pro-life see it as being pro-all life.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh