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America may have a president and Congress that support abortion rights, but a new Gallup poll suggests that for the first time such a stance is not the majority view.
Gallup said on Friday that a new poll, conducted May 7 to 10, found “51 percent of Americans calling themselves ‘pro-life’ on the issue of abortion and 42 percent ‘pro-choice.’ This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.”
Pro-life is a term representing a variety of perspectives and activist movements in medical ethics. It is most commonly used, especially in the media and popular discourse, to refer to opposition to abortion. More generally, the term describes a political and ethical view which maintains that human fetuses and embryos are persons and therefore have a right to live. Less commonly, it can be used to indicate opposition to practices such as euthanasia, the death penalty, human cloning, and research involving human embryonic stem cells.
Originally posted by FredT
Im curious about how many of the "Pro Lifers" support the death penalty?
An interesting point about brainwaves, and I can see where the logic is. But faulting a fetus for not having brainwaves when it shouldn't and determining there not to be brainwaves when there SHOULD be are to me an apples-oranges issue and perhaps "intellectually dishonest".
Additionally, the most common medical definition of death for legal purposes is the halting of brain waves. It is therefore perfectly sensible that the definition of life in terms of when a human should be legally alive regarding abortion would be at the start of those brain waves. As for pretending a fetus is not an individual body separate from the mothers is intellectually dishonest.
Originally posted by truthquest
reply to post by fooffstarr
Its easily possible to be pro-life and non-religious. You simply need to have a position that all living humans deserve all rights regardless of their stage of development.
Originally posted by Annee
I wasn't polled either. I am an adamant supporter of complete separation of Church and State - and Right of Choice to all decisions regarding ones own body - including euthanasia.
This doesn't make sense - since this report in 2008: GALLUP - Americans Believe Religion is Losing Clout - December 23, 2008 - Fewer Americans than any time in the past few decades believe religion is gaining influence in America (27%), while 67% think it is losing influence. Further, an all-time Gallup low of 53% think religion provides the answers to all or most of ... www.gallup.com...
I no longer believe any "group think" in this current corporate fascist government.