Abortion = Not Peechy Keen According to Most Americans


When I was in radio I worked with a conservative talk show host named Bob Grant, who despite being a republican, still surprisingly supported abortion rights (I think more because he doesn’t like government regulation of anything). But one thing he used to say that I thought reflected the opinions of most people–even those who support abortion rights.

“Now look, I don’t think abortion is just “peechy keen” either.”

It seems now that the USCCB backs up Grant’s thought with this recent survey of about 2300 adults.

A quote highlighting the survey.

A nationwide survey commissioned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has found that four out of five U.S. adults (82 percent) think abortion should either be illegal under all circumstances (11 percent) or would limit its legality. Thirty-eight (38) percent would limit abortion to the narrow circumstances of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother; and an additional 33 percent would limit abortion to either the first three or first six months. Only 9 percent said abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during pregnancy.

As a pro-life person, I think this is good news obviously. I’d love to see what percentage of young adults said they thought abortion wasn’t a good idea. I would guess that percentage would be rather high.

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