In a post sent out earlier today, we talked about how abortion poll data can be teased, tortured, or trivialized to reach the
appropriate pro-abortion conclusion. Let’s end NRL News Today’s stories for Thursday with a second post on an abortion poll that is fascinating.
The Huffington Post, in conjunction with YouGov, ran a poll, the results of which were published today, which found “Most Americans would favor sweeping new national restrictions on abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy.” And “sweeping” it was.
“By a margin of 59 percent to 30 percent, respondents to the new poll said they would favor a federal law bannin
g abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy,” write Emily Swanson and Mark Blumenthal.
2-1, that’s good, but let’s look a little deeper. Read more…
WASHINGTON (June 18, 2013) — The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives today passed landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to “22 weeks of pregnancy”), the beginning of the sixth month.
The legislation, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 1797), is based on model legislation developed by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations. The bill passed by a vote of 228-196, with six House members crossing party lines in each direction.
“This legislation reflects the views of the overwhelming majority of both men and women,” said NRLC President Carol Tobias. “The Obama White House, and all but a handful of House Democrats, fought for essentially unlimited abortion in the sixth month or later, despite growing public awareness of the violence perpetrated by late-term abortionists such as Kermit Gosnell and the pain they inflict on unborn babies.” Read more…
By David N. O’Steen, Ph.D., Executive Director,
National Right to Life
A determined, one-sided media together with a sequence of most unfortunate statements by candidates created a “perfect storm” that played into and greatly augmented the pro-abortion narrative in this election. This effectively neutralized the usual pro-life advantage.
The pro-life movement and pro-life candidates cannot ever let this happen again. We must see that the issue before the public is how and why abortion is actually used in this country, and, of course, the baby who dies. If this is done, then with a majority opposed to abortion on demand pro-life political victories will once again be the norm. Read more…