Via many sources (and specifically Drudge and The Washington Times), the results of a poll by the Center for the Advancement of Women show that a majority of American women (51%, margin of error 3%) believe that abortion should be prohibited or limited to extreme cases, such as rape, incest, or life-threatening complications. This is quite a jump from the 45% who felt that way in 2001. In 2003 only 30% of women believe that abortion should be readily available, down from 34% in 2001. Further:

The results, announced with a series of women's responses to issues such as domestic violence and affirmative action, found that fewer women — 41 percent — consider protecting abortion a top priority, an 8 percent drop from 2001. Of the 12 top priorities, keeping abortion legal was second to last, beating only the percentage of women who want to increase the number of girls participating in organized sports.

It goes without saying that these changes are probably related to demographic shifts, and reflect that younger women tend to view abortion with far more aversion than baby-boomers do. 100 years from now, I think we'll look back at the 40 million babies killed in America over the past 30 years with disgust and revulsion.

As an additional note, it's not often reported that although blacks make up only 12% of the population they account for one-third of abortions. According to, 3 out of 5 pregnant African-American women will abort their child. Where's the outrage from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? [crickets]



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