Polls: Women, Students Rejecting Abortion

Two recent polls reveal the increasingly pro-life opinions of Americans. A majority of American women surveyed and almost half of incoming college freshman surveyed reject the current culture of abortion on demand.

A survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the pro-abortion Center for Gender Equality found that 53 percent of American women think abortion at least should be illegal except for rape, incest and saving the mother's life. In The American Freshman survey, conducted by the University of California at Los Angeles and the American Council of Education, freshman support for legal abortion fell to 50.9 percent, from 53.5 percent in 1997 and 64.9 percent in 1990.

"These polls illustrate the fact that people reject abortion when they are shown the truth that abortion takes the life of a unique member of the human family," said Wanda Franz, Ph. D, president of the National Right to Life Committee.

The debate on the grisly partial-birth abortion procedure has shifted the focus away from the dishonest rhetoric of the pro-abortion movement to the reality of the violence of abortion.

Dr. Franz stated, "Obviously, the more the American people learn about the humanity of the unborn child and the violence of abortion, the more they reject abortion. We applaud the work of countless pro-life citizens working in their communities to educate their neighbors and encourage life. Pro-lifers everywhere will continue working to educate Americans about the tragedy of abortion."

Source: National Right to Life
Thursday, January 27, 1999
April Holley (202) 626-8825

The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is the nation's largest pro-life organization, with 50 state affiliates and approximately 3,000 local affiliates nationwide. NRLC works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and assisted suicide.

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