The Poll-Pit: Changing Views on Abortion?
Study Sees 'Turnaround' in Young Adults' Positions on Abortion
Younger voters, especially women, are embracing a pro-life position in surprising numbers and in sharp contrast to attitudes that held sway 15 years ago, according to a new study.
Results in 1992 were largely in step with what study authors Christopher Blunt and Fred Steeper call the "self-interest hypothesis." Women and men under 30 were the most ardently "pro-choice" (39 percent) and the least likely to be strongly "pro-life"( 23 percent).
Today, by contrast, among the current generation of 18- to 29-year-olds, 36 percent say they are strongly "pro-life," while just 18 percent say they are strongly "pro-choice," the study authors said.
The trend was particularly evident among women in that age bracket. Forty 40 percent identify themselves as strongly "pro-life" and only 20 percent as strongly "pro-choice."
The data reverses a two-to-one ratio that was evident in 1992, the study noted.
Let's hope this represents a trend that will continue, and that this generation will revolt against the horrible government-sanctioned barbarism that exists today.