The national polling organization Gallup, released a poll on how Americans are identifying themselves on the abortion issue. Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, said the following regarding the poll:
“While on the surface, it looks like more Americans are self-identifying as pro-choice than pro-life, when you look at the split in what exactly they favor, those numbers tell a different story. Nineteen percent of respondents said abortion should be illegal in all circumstances and 36 percent said it should be legal in only a few circumstances. Those two groups of respondents is 55 percent total, while people that said abortion should be legal in all and most circumstances amount to 42 percent. Americans may be misidentifying themselves when it comes to the matter of abortion since a majority clearly support significant restrictions on abortion. We see students misidentifying themselves all the time on campuses across the country, which is why we no longer ask them if they are pro-life or pro-choice. They don’t know what the labels mean. Instead we ask if they support legal abortion or how long into a pregnancy they tolerate abortion.
“As this pro-life generation continues to mature and technology continues to advance, more and more Americans will come to realize the great human tragedy of abortion.”