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#1 Poll: Abortion Support Slips Since Obama's Election10-02-2009, 12:46 AM
Americans have become markedly less supportive of legal abortion since President Obama's election. The country is almost evenly split on the contentious issue, while views in both camps appear to be hardening -- a trend that runs counter to Obama's longstanding desire to find common ground on the issue.
The shift is not too surprising given the election of a pro-choice president after two terms of a pro-life president, George W. Bush. Pro-choice forces were galvanized by the challenge Bush posed, and a similar dynamic seems to be occurring now, with religion proving to be an especially potent factor in rallying opponents of abortion.
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10-02-2009, 01:17 PM
A lot of times, the poll results are different due to how the question is asked.
If you ask "Is abortion morally wrong?" you'll get a different result than asking "Should abortion be legal?".
I really doubt that abortion will ever be re-criminalized in this country, but I think the republicans like to use it to keep christians voting for their party. Sort of the way the democrats use affirmative action to keep blacks voting for their tickets.
10-02-2009, 06:03 PM
If that's the case - then all the dems have to do to win the Christian vote would be to go anti-abortion. Do you HONESTLY think it's that simple?Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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10-08-2009, 11:30 AM
So then why doesn't the democratic party do it?Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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