“While a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal under at least some circumstances, some polls have found that abortions in the third trimester are more controversial.” Anna North, Vox.
Well….yes. Is there a poll anywhere in the known galaxy that doesn’t find later-abortion, let alone third trimester abortions, “more controversial”?
Writing for Gallup, Lydia Saad summarizes
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ support for the legality of abortion varies sharply when they are asked to evaluate it on a trimester basis, which is consistent with the pattern Gallup has found for more than 20 years. Six in 10 U.S. adults think abortion should generally be legal in the first three months of pregnancy. However, support drops by about half, to 28%, for abortions conducted in the second three months, and by half again, to 13%, in the final three months.
Or, as the subhead puts it,
General belief abortion should be legal plummets after first trimester.
A 2018 Marist poll, according to the Catholic News Service, found
overwhelming opposition to later-term abortions. By a nearly three-to-one margin — 71 percent to 25 percent — respondents said abortion generally should be illegal during the third trimester of pregnancy.
What about after 20 weeks? That same poll found
About 66 percent of adults said abortion should be banned after 20 weeks except to save the life of the mother, while 18 percent said abortion should be allowed any time until birth.
We could pull out any number of examples, but the point is made. The question remains…
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Is North that deluded, that blinded by abortion advocacy, that caught up in the any-abortion-for-any-reason-whenever mentality that now binds (and blinds) pro-abortion Democrats together that she doesn’t grasp that most Americans are queasy about abortion to begin, an uneasiness that mounts massively the more developed the baby is?
Small wonder pro-abortion Democrats (a) do not want an up-or-down vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and (b) are desperate to avoid being held accountable for a vote against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
After all, who wants the public to know you’re indifferent to slicing apart babies capable of experiencing pain beyond imagination or that you are so in thrall to the abortion lobby that you can stomach passive infanticide?
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.