For the first time since 2008, significantly more Americans described themselves as “pro-choice” than “pro-life” in a Gallup poll asking for their position on “the abortion issue.”
A new Gallup survey has the line evenly divided between pro-choice and anti-choice voters. Will PACs put candidates on top?
Anti-choice organizations may guilt people into adopting a feel-good term like “pro-life,” but they haven’t succeeded in getting Americans to support their broader agenda.
Fighting two attempts to ban abortion in South Dakota taught us that the more we engage in discussion about the issues that affect the health and safety of women, the more people understand and honor the complexity of the abortion issue.
Labels of pro-choice and pro-life do not mean much without the context of textured layers of values and empathy. In fact, in the Gallup poll a majority of people say they are pro-life and they believe abortion should be legal.