People across the United States and around the world are mortified after a shocking video exposed how the Planned Parenthood abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies for medical research after killing them in abortions.
However, a sizable percentage of Americans have no moral qualms with using the body parts of aborted babies for medical research. In fact, a new Rasmussen poll reveals one in four Americans are perfectly fine with exploiting their tiny bodies even further.
The polling firm asked 1,000 Americans three questions. First, it asked: “Do you favor or oppose the sale of body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research?”
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the sale of body organs from aborted babies for use in medical research. Fifty-four percent (54%) oppose the sale of fetal body organs. But a sizable 22% are undecided,” the polling firm indicated.
Rasmussen followed up with another question referring to the body parts of aborted babies as tissue. That elicited even more support when it asked: “Do you favor or oppose the use of fetal tissue in medical research?”
“However, when it comes to the use of fetal tissue in medical research, 43% favor it, while 34% are opposed. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure,” Rasmussen reported.
Finally, the national polling firm asked Americans about their opinion in general of the Planned Parenthood abortion business. More than half of Americans have a positive view of the abortion corporation. Rasmussen asked: “o you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Planned Parenthood?”
“Fifty-three percent (53%) of voters share a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, including 28% with a Very Favorable view. The organization is seen unfavorably by 37%, with 25% who hold a Very Unfavorable opinion of it,” Rasmussen indicated.
Perhaps that’s why Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards refused to apologize for Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research. Half of Americans are so desensitized to abortion that they either favor doing doing so or are undecided and ore than half of Americans like Planned Parenthood. Hopefully after this shocking video and others that are to follow these numbers will begin to change.
Here’s more from the survey:
Women and those under 40 view Planned Parenthood more favorably than men and older voters do.
But 56% of women oppose the sale of body organs from aborted babies, compared to 51% of men. The two are in general agreement when it comes the use of fetal tissue in medical research, although women are a bit more likely to be undecided about the practice.
Voters under 40 are more enthusiastic supporters of the sale of fetal body organs than their elders are. Younger voters are also less likely to oppose the use of fetal tissue in medical research.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, compared to 32% of Republicans and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
Democrats are much less likely than the others to oppose the sale of fetal body organs but are more likely to be undecided about it instead. Republicans are the most likely to oppose using fetal tissue for medical research.
Voters with a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood are far more supportive of the use of fetal tissue in medical research and of the sale of fetal body organs than are those who don’t like the group.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 16 and 19, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.