Thursday, April 19, 2007


From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:

U.S. public opinion on abortion has remained stable

Although most Americans favor some restrictions on abortion, an AP-Ipsos poll released from early March 2006 found 52 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal in most or all cases. Just 19 percent said abortion should be legal in all cases. By contrast, 43 percent said it should be illegal in most or all cases.

More here.

After decades of intense propagandizing and legal maneuvering, the religious right has been unable to create an anti-abortion majority in this country. That's because, even though many Americans engage in acts of rank stupidity every day, most of us aren't all that stupid. Abortion, and the right to keep the government out of one's own body, are pretty simple issues. Americans get it.

It's damned sad, however, that people don't seem to get the connection between voting for Republicans and erosion of civil rights. Clearly we've all got much more work to do.