Is it “extreme” to believe all human life has dignity and that the most vulnerable deserve to be protected?
Despite, the rhetoric from pro-abortion zealots, the answer is no, it is not extreme to believe all human life has value. The new Rasmussen poll:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider themselves pro-choice, the lowest finding in three years of regular surveying. Forty-three percent (43%) say they are pro-life, matching the highest finding to date. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.
A solid majority of Americans (61%) believe abortion should generally be legal in the first three months of pregnancy, while 31% disagree. However support drops off sharply, to 27%, for second-trimester abortions, and further still, to 14%, for third-trimester abortions. Gallup has found this pattern each time it has asked this question since 1996, indicating that Americans attach much greater value to the fetus as it approaches viability, starting in the second trimester.
In other words, state Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas is being haled by media and abortion zealots as a hero. In fact, she is an extremist who represents a fringe viewpoint rejected by the vast majority of Americans. See data above.