Despite growing uncertainty about the possible link between the Zika virus and birth defects, a new poll found that a majority of Americans support late-term abortions for pregnant women with Zika.
The Hill reports 62 percent of voters in 10 election battleground states said they support abortions on viable, late-term babies after 24 weeks if a doctor thinks there is a “serious possibility” that they will have birth defects caused by the Zika virus. The poll found 26 percent of voters surveyed said they oppose abortions in such cases.
The poll does come from a biased source: NARAL Pro-Choice America, a radical pro-abortion group that pushes for abortion on demand up to birth. It’s important to remember that NARAL has an agenda and polling can be easily manipulated.
Abortion has become a major issue related to the Zika virus because of a possible link to birth defects. New research suggests the virus may not be to blame for the uptick in birth defects in some areas affected by Zika. Still, abortion advocates have been using the virus as an excuse to push for more abortions on babies with disabilities. Some pro-abortion groups even have been scaring women into aborting their unborn babies without knowing if they have Zika or if their unborn baby has a disability.
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It is unclear whether the poll mentioned that unborn babies are viable outside the womb at 24 weeks or that microcephaly, the most common disorder possibly linked to Zika, is not typically fatal. The new data contradicts decades of polling indicating that most Americans oppose late-term abortions.
The NARAL poll questioned 1,000 voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to the report. Those supporting late-term abortions the most were in Nevada at 74 percent, followed by Colorado and North Carolina at 70 percent, according to the report.
Sasha Bruce, senior vice president for campaigns and strategy for the pro-abortion group, told The Hill that the poll indicates where many voters stand on abortion.
“People are able to put themselves in the shoes of the ‘what-ifs,’ even if they’re not in the unfortunate situation of being pregnant and having Zika. They can envision themselves having to make a choice,” Bruce said.
If true, the NARAL poll is a sign of increasing acceptance of the eugenic killing of people with disabilities. NARAL, Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups have been exploiting the fears about the virus to push late-term abortions on viable unborn babies.
In April, a Planned Parenthood activist said women who are pregnant and contract Zika ought to be able to abort their babies because of the possible risk of birth defects. The abortion activists called killing such babies a “human right.”
The eugenic push is concerning to many parents and disability rights advocates, even some who identify as pro-choice. Parents of children with microcephaly are speaking out about the brain disorder and encouraging pregnant moms with Zika to recognize the value of their unborn babies.
Haneefa De Clercq has two adult children who were born with microcephaly, WPBF 25 News reported. The Florida mother said her children have mental and physical disabilities because of microcephaly, but they continue to amaze her and bring joy to their family every day.
“That’s what I want those mothers to know, that it’s not the end of the world because you have these kids,” De Clercq said. “They will teach them so much. They’ll teach them how to love, they will teach them patience. Everything is in God’s time, and if we have the patience to go through that, the rewards are so much greater, and my kids are the greatest gift. They’re the greatest gift God has ever given me.”
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control reports at least 671 pregnant women likely are infected with Zika in the U.S. Five of their unborn babies died in miscarriages or abortions, while 17 other babies were born with birth defects in the U.S., the CDC reports.