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Just a young mom of 2 sharing her thoughts with the world.

Americans are more Pro-life now than ever

I found an article from the Washington Post to be a very interesting read this week.

The article says,

“Wednesday’s news that Gallup is now recording the lowest level of self-described pro-choicers in its history of tracking the abortion issue is no doubt an unwelcome hiccup in their vision for America.

The survey found:

The 41 percent of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47 percent last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves “pro-life,” one point shy of the record high.
The polling shows that rather than embracing abortion with increasing gusto, Americans–especially young Americans–are rejecting it with increasing disgust, and not just for religious reasons.

Why?

First, the fetus has been humanized.

Second, we have seen the way abortion is used in the world to undermine the rights of women, whether it is forced abortion in China, gender-selective abortion worldwide or its concentration among poor and minority women.

Finally, the pro-life movement has caught on to the importance of framing. You can’t win a debate if you are trying to take away the “rights” of a group.

And as it turns out, the religious people behind much of the pro-life movement aren’t actually so nutty, or so old.”
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The statistics and the first point are what amaze me. The facts of pregnancy have not changed but due to technology now people are finally forced to believe that life begins with an action of God not a choice of a mother.

To read the full article, click here.

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