More Americans than ever before in recent history agree that abortion is morally unacceptable. A recent Gallup poll found that over half of Americans believe that abortion is morally unacceptable.
Gallup conducts a Values and Beliefs Poll every year, and the survey found that fifty percent of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong, with forty-two percent saying that abortions are morally acceptable.
The Gallup poll did have some interesting findings. For example, it broke down the findings between conservatives and liberals. Only twenty-three of conservatives said abortions are morally acceptable, while seventy-three percent of liberals thought they were acceptable.
According to Christian Headlines, support for pro life causes has not been this high in seven years.
The Values and Beliefs poll examines a number of other issues as well, including issues ranging from birth control (which has the highest moral support at 92 percent), to animal testing to polygamy. Issues related to the right to life included embryonic stem cell research, doctor-assisted suicide and human cloning.
According to the poll, 64 percent believe embryonic stem cell research, which involves destroying a human life in its earliest stage, is morally acceptable; 31 percent say it is morally wrong.
Earlier this year, a Marist University poll [also] found that just 13 percent of Americans support a New York law that legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth.
Other recent polls have revealed similar findings. A recent survey showed that the majority of Americans think that bans on abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected are not to restrictive, according to The Hill.
Just earlier this week, another poll out of Harvard University found that only six percent of Americans think abortions should be legal “up until the birth of the child,” with only eight percent stating that they should be permitted up to the third trimester. The Harvard University poll also found that a majority of Americans want the egregious Roe v. Wade case revisited by the Supreme Court.