Michael Medved

For cultural conservatives, the good news is that nearly all Americans –87% -- still believe in the concept of sin, but the bad news is that we’re deeply confused on how to define it.  According to a 2007 study by Ellison research, an overwhelming 81% percent think adultery is sinful, and almost as many –74%-- say that “racism” is a sin. But when it comes to getting an abortion, only 56% think it’s a sin. More Americans consider it sinful to “use hard drugs” or even to “not say something if a cashier gives you too much change.” The public considers “swearing” or “watching pornography” similarly sinful to destroying a baby in the womb--- an indication of the tough work ahead for the pro-life movement. We stand more of a chance of changing the law by changing hearts, than we do by changing hearts through changing the law. We need to make the case that abortion isn’t just a case of moral sloppiness—like accepting the wrong change ---but a cruel act that destroys a life, inflicts pain on a defenseless being, and stops a beating human heart. Once the overwhelming majority of the public agrees that abortion is profoundly wrong and destructive, then and only then can we succeed in changing its legal status.


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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