A new Gallup poll shows support for the "pro-choice" movement is at an all time low as the majority of American's consider themselves to be pro-life.
The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List has issued a statement:
"It comes as no surprise that more Americans are shedding the ‘pro-choice’ label as they come to terms with what is really meant by this hollow branding,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List). “The big ‘abortion liberates’ lie and those who promulgate it are becoming unmasked. Planned Parenthood, the nation’s number one abortion provider, has been revealed for what it is: an abortion-centered, profit-driven business. Those who would have us continue to fund abortion with our tax dollars are arguing in direct opposition to public opinion. President Obama, his allies in Congress, and the abortion lobby have radically overstepped their bounds, causing Americans to turn away quickly.
“This is exactly what we’ve seen across the country as state legislatures pass more pro-life legislation than ever before. Cheered on by the pro-life grassroots, state leaders are working tirelessly to enact laws banning abortion based on fetal pain, parental notification laws, and women’s right to know legislation. Americans are increasingly identifying with the position of protecting human life. It’s not shocking that we’re seeing stronger pro-life opinions. This trend has been steady since the early ‘90s.”