While a majority of Americans consider themselves pro-choice, most support some restrictions on abortion. We have work to do.
A majority of Americans still relate more to the “pro-choice” label than “pro-life.” And it’s by a significant margin. 61-39 percent.
We knew Dobbs wasn’t the end. We knew this was going to be an uphill climb and it will be.
In the last election, the pro-abortion side slammed pro-life politicians for seeking to ban abortion from the moment of conception. Suburban women didn’t like that. They viewed that as extreme. However, we didn’t do a good enough job showing the other side to be extremists by supporting abortion up until the moment of birth.
So we have political work to do and that will always be difficult because the media will aid in the left’s attacks on us. But this isn’t merely a political battle. This is a battle for hearts, minds, and souls. This, in the end, is a spiritual battle.
The sacredness of ALL life is not popular right now. I’ve long said that if life is not viewed as priceless you’re just haggling. Either we believe God created each of us or we are merely an accidental coagulation of biochemicals riding on a meaningless planet in a godless universe.
I don’t believe pro-lifers can truly win this battle unless there is a massive return to faith. And how would we say that’s been going? Let’s be honest, Christianity is on its heels. Sexual libertinism reigns. Abortion is commonplace. Euthanasia is on the rise. Marriage is on the decline. Murders are climbing. Most churches are emptying.
There are some signs of pushback. There are signs of a rekindled spirit. Pray that the Holy Spirit guides this country to a renewed faith. It is the only thing that can save us from destroying ourselves.
Removing Christianity from Western culture is like playing a game of societal Jenga. You keep removing piece after piece until the inescapable end where everything collapses.
Speak up. Speak out. March. But pray. Pray often. Attend Mass as often as possible.
Arlington Catholic Herald: A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support some limits on abortion and that Americans’ attitudes toward abortion have not significantly changed since last January, even with the overturning of Roe v. Wade taking place last June.
Conducted by Marist and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the 2023 poll found that when asked whether they identify as “pro-life” or “pro-choice,” 61 percent of Americans identify with the latter, compared with 39 percent who describe themselves as pro-life.
However, the poll also found that 69 percent of Americans support limiting abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. That figure is comparable to the 2022 poll, conducted before the overturning of Roe, in which 71 percent of respondents agreed that abortion should not be allowed after the first trimester. Only 21 percent of Americans overall said they support abortion on demand.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned a previously-found constitutional right to abortion instead returning the question of abortion policy to each individual state. In last year’s poll, respondents were asked their opinion on how abortion should be regulated, and 44 percent said abortion policy should be determined at the state level.
The poll, released Jan. 18, found that 60 percent of respondents oppose using U.S. tax dollars for abortion services domestically, and 78 percent oppose the use of public funds for abortion services abroad.
Notably, the poll also found that 90 percent of Americans said this year that they believe it is possible to have laws that protect both the health and well-being of a woman and the life of the unborn baby, as opposed to one or the other. This level of public opinion is a new high, up from 81 percent last year.
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