Friday, May 15, 2009


PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "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.

The article is here.

I think the change (assuming the poll is correct) is largely attributable to advances in medical technology. With modern imaging, it has become clear to anyone not blinded by ideology that life begins at conception. That doesn't necessarily translate to immediate conversion into a hard core pro-lifer, but it does make abortion more morally suspect.

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