Gallup's hypothesis is that "increased political polarization... particularly since Barack Obama took office" has made more people want to adopt the label "pro-life."
Now, I think that "pro-life" means an opposition to the legal right to access to abortion, and that one's position on the legal question can and should be distinguished from one's conclusion about morality.
Our political Quote of the Day comes from Booman, of the must-read blog Booman Tribune, who notes that despite all of the controversy last week President Barack Obama hasn’t seen a drop in a big drop in his polling numbers — and in ... Read Post
A new Gallup poll finds: –Just over half of Americans, 51%, believe abortion is “morally wrong,” –61% now preferring that abortion be legal in only a few circumstances or no circumstances. Read Post
Last week's Gallup poll showing 51% of Americans calling themselves pro-life has gotten a good bit of attention. Even for those of us heartened by such news, the poll seems a little peculiar, since it suggests a sharp increase in th... Read Post