According to a YouGov/Americans United for Life joint survey conducted last week, even 66% of those who consider themselves “pro-choice” oppose third-trimester abortions. YouGov is a popular non-partisan polling firm, and Americans United for Life describes itself as America’s first pro-life organization. YouGov and Americans United for Life surveyed 1,145 American adults, overall. . .
The survey provides ammunition for those who have criticized the recent spate of late-term abortion legislation across numerous state legislatures as extreme and out of touch with most Americans — including even most self-described “pro-choice”-ers.
Americans United for Life President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster issued this statement, in response to the survey:
“This survey vividly reveals both the American people’s common-sense appreciation for the sanctity of life and the widespread horror, even among self-identified pro-choice Americans, of new laws like New York’s that effectively allow abortion up until the moment of delivery. Planned Parenthood and elected officials like Governor [Andrew] Cuomo who support abortions up to the point of birth are out of step with not only their supposed core constituents, but also our country’s essential tenets of life, liberty, and the opportunity to pursue happiness. It is our hope that the critical information brought to light here will advance the democratic process by inspiring more Americans to hold their representatives and public institutions to account.”
(Read more from “Survey: 66% of ‘Pro-Abortion’ Americans Oppose Third-Trimester Abortions” HERE)