The United States is pro-life. Well at least a majority of Americans are. A new Gallup poll shows that 51 percent of American adults call themselves pro-life, compared to 42 percent who consider themselves pro-choice. This is the first time a majority of adults identify as pro-life.
Just last year, 50 percent of Americans were pro-choice, compared to 44 percent pro-life. So the current numbers mark a significant shift. Gallup concluded that more Republicans have begun to identify as pro-life, while abortion views among Democrats haven't budged. Why do you think that is?
Of course, different views regarding the legality of abortion can live within the pro-life or pro-choice designation. For example, someone who considers themselves pro-life may support legal abortion in the case of rape or incest, while another pro-life person may want abortion illegal in all cases. Diverse opinions notwithstanding, the majority of Americans seem to believe that human fetuses have a right to life. Where do you stand?