Joining Gallup in reporting a significant shift to a pro-life position among the American public are Pew Research, Fox News and the Rasmussen Report. The last three polls have not gained as much publicity as Gallup but substantiate Gallup’s results and provide new insights.
The main nuggets to glean from these polls are:
Pro-life is now the mainstream position, refuting statements by pundits, media and the proponents of abortion that we are a small group of “right-wing extremists.”
Identifying as pro-life instead of pro-choice signifies that people do not view a pro-life position as a stigma or politically incorrect.
Fueling the pro-life position are women, women, women — especially younger women. The Pew poll showed the most significant change in women 18-29. This substantiates research data from many sources over the past five years showing that the millenials, ages 13-27, hold pro-life positions.
The best news — since most abortions are performed on women 18-34, this shift to a pro-life position for women 18-29 could signify even more decreases in the number of abortions.