According to a Gallup poll released today (link here), 51% of Americans are Pro-Life!
Only 42% of Americans call themselves Pro-Choice. And only 22% believe that abortion should be legal in all circumstances. 23% of Americans believe that abortion should never be legal and 53% believe that it should be legal only under certain circumstances. What those circumstances are is not defined but when that middle group is questioned further, 60% of them indicate no circumstances or only a few circumstances when abortion should be legal.
The long and short of it is this . . . a significant majority of Americans believe that life has value before birth and is deserving of legal protection. Most of us believe that aborting a fetus should be illegal in most circumstances. (Too bad most of America voted for a man who does not believe that but, alas, that's water under the bridge.) Isn't the time here to make the majority view the law of the land?
Is there any hope that President Obama is a poll-watcher and will take this into account when determining who to nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court? Well, no. But, the issue should never have been fought there anyway.
The Supreme Court overstepped its bounds in Roe v. Wade and the Pro-Life movement has been fighting back in our opponents' chosen forum for too long. The killing of children should be stopped by the people through their elected representatives. We can't rely on unelected judges to do the right thing or even to take themselves out of the fight. The people must reassert their power. If it takes an amendment to the Constitution, so be it.
Is the GOP listening? Do Republicans want an issue to run on? One with the support of a majority of Americans?