I was part of the last generation of protected babies. I was born one year before my mother had the legal right to kill me. By God's grace, she never contemplated such a horrendous thought.
Now at the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, more Americans are finding abortion unappealing as well. The latest Gallup poll finds 50% of those polled self-identified as "pro-life" with 41% identified as "pro-choice."
Strangely, the latest Pew finding shows 63% against overturning Roe v. Wade.
But the Pew study sets up its own finding for failure when it asked a simple yes or no question to a complex issue. In contrast, the Gallup study offered those polled a wider option of choices: 52% would want abortion legal "under certain circumstances." Only 20% of those polled thought abortion should be allowed in all circumstances.
Interestingly, nearly half (47%) of those polled by the Pew study find abortion "morally wrong." But since elections all over the nation as a whole for years has not largely been defined by the abortion issue, one can conclude that the majority of those polled do not find this a substantive voting issue.
Indeed, the same Pew study found that only 18% find this a crucial issue but 27% do consider it important along with other issues.
Not surprisingly, however, is the fact that many politicians want abortion in all circumstances. They will staunchly oppose any and all attempts to limit this atrocity, contrary to the will of the bulk of their constituency.
The only human hope for starting a new generation of protected babies is for more of those very same voters to stand up for them. May God make it so.