Action Alert: Support the Mississippi Personhood Amendment on Nov. 8th!

I’ve written earlier about the importance of passing Mississippi Amendment 26, the “Personhood Amendment.”

You can find more info on this pro-life amendment at www.YesOn26.Net

I can’t underscore how potentially important this could be for the future of the pro-life movement and overturning pro-abortion laws (find some helpful background here by Michael New, who explains how the amendment is being misrepresented by the media).

Whatever you think about efforts to define personhood as beginning at conception in state laws, here’s the bottom line: the measure is already on the ballot due to the heroic efforts by local pro-lifers and deserves our support to help it pass by a strong margin.

Read more Action Alert: Support the Mississippi Personhood Amendment on Nov. 8th!

Most Americans Don’t Understand Effects of Roe v. Wade

A recent Gallup poll showed that more Americans lean pro-life than we may think when it comes to abortion practices — that’s the good news. The bad news is that these same poll results also indicate that many Americans are very misinformed about the effects of Roe v. Wade. From LifeNews:

The poll found 87 percent of respondents favored laws requiring doctors to tell women about the possible risks of abortion, 71 percent favored parental consent laws, 69 percent favored a 24‑hour waiting period before an abortion, 64 percent favored a ban on partial birth abortion and 50 percent favored a law requiring women seeking abortions to be shown an image of their ultrasound.

…the vast majority of Americans oppose abortion after the first trimester, more than 2/3 of poll takers (71 percent) thought abortion should be illegal in the second three months of pregnancy and nearly 90 percent favored making abortion illegal in the third trimester.

If Gallup had asked these same poll takers whether they thought Roe v. Wade was a good decision, the majority of them would have probably said “yes.” … 58 percent of Americans [think] Roe v. Wade was a good decision.

So how can 71 percent of Americans favor a policy which can’t happen because of ruling 58 percent of Americans think was good? The answer is Americans don’t know Roe.

As members of the pro-life movement, it’s our job to stay informed so that we can continue to do our part in educating others on the facts of abortion.

— 2011 (c) Live Action —

Arizona Court Ruling in Line with Majority View on Abortion

Life News reports that the Arizona Court of Appeals has today upheld the Abortion Consent Act. Following a Planned Parenthood lawsuit, an injunction had put the law’s enforcement on hold. However the 3-0 opinion removes the injunction in its entirety.

The law is a pro-life measure Governor Jan Brewer signed which tells women of the risks associated with and alternatives to abortion. Planned Parenthood sued the state soon after its signing and a Superior Court judge blocked the law from taking effect while the case moves forward.

The recent Gallup poll which found that self-identifying prochoice and prolife Americans agree on 9 of 17 policies tested lines up almost completely with the Court’s decision to reject Planned Parenthood’s attempts to stop the law.

Read more Arizona Court Ruling in Line with Majority View on Abortion

New Gallup Poll Shows Planned Parenthood More Extreme than Most Pro-Abortion Americans

Gallup’s latest poll on Americans’ views about abortion is fascinating for at least one reason: it demonstrates how Planned Parenthood is actually more extreme on abortion than even people who identify themselves as “pro-choice”

For instance, the poll found that 79% of people who say they are pro-choice want to make abortion illegal in the third trimester, a majority (52%) of pro-choice people even want abortion to be illegal in the second trimester as well!

Planned Parenthood wants all abortions to be legal.

Read more New Gallup Poll Shows Planned Parenthood More Extreme than Most Pro-Abortion Americans

New Poll: Americans are 44% “Pro-Life”, 42% “Pro-Choice”

Mom Chose Pro-Life ShirtPollsters Rasmussen Reports national survey of American adults finds:

On the issue of abortion, 42% of Americans consider themselves pro-choice, while 44% say they are pro-life. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.

On the recent Texas ‘sonogram before abortion’ bill:

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Americans favor the measure, while 38% are opposed. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure about it.

On whether the Texas ‘sonogram before abortion’ bill will reduce the number  abortions:

62% think it is at least somewhat likely that such a law would reduce the number of abortions, including 32% who say it is Very Likely. Thirty-one percent (31%) think such an outcome is unlikely, but that includes just seven percent (7%) who say it is Not At All Likely.

On waiting periods and counseling before an abortion:

65% of American Adults support a three-day waiting period and counseling before an abortion. Twenty-four percent (24%) oppose such a requirement, and another 11% are not sure.

On whether waiting periods and counseling before an abortion will reduce the number of abortions:

Sixty-five percent (65%) also believe the waiting period and counseling are at least somewhat likely to reduce the number of abortions, including 33% who say they are Very Likely to do so. Thirty percent (30%) think the requirement is unlikely to reduce the prevalence of abortion, with seven percent (7%) who say it’s Not At All Likely to have that effect.

Poll notes:

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 7-8, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.