This Is What Democracy Acts Like

Most people – even pro-“choice” Democrats – h favor some sort of restriction on later-term abortions, like the proposed 20 week limit in Texas:

A recent WSJ/NBC news poll has some data that might shock Democrats: Wendy Davis and her sneakers aside, a plurality of Americans support 20 week abortion bans of the kind passed in Texas. Forty-four percent of respondents said they would support the ban, with 37 percent opposed. And the numbers get more interesting the further down you dig. WSJ:

The Journal/NBC poll showed a complexity of views on the bans. More women than men supported the state bans, 46% to 40%. Even college-educated women, a group that strongly supports abortion rights, tipped toward favoring the 20-week restrictions.

And, of course, when you expand the field of questioning from 20-week bans to late-term restrictions in general, the support gets even higher. As Gallup found, “One of the clearest messages from Gallup trends is that Americans oppose late-term abortion.”

As much as liberals genuflect to Europe, you’d think that the fact that even France and Germany put even tighter time limits on abortion – 10-12 weeks, the last I checked – would start even some of them thinking.

And maybe it has, if this poll tells us anything.

12 thoughts on “This Is What Democracy Acts Like

  1. The 2014 MN GOP candidates (mostly male) should add “making abortion more restrictive” to their campaign rhetoric. Candidates would also be wise to support a bill that would ban abortion following the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Transvaginal Ultrasounds and the role they can have in “making abortion more restrictive” should be debated as well. The GOP and conservatives should quit posturing and make abortion the campaign issue in 2014.

  2. he 2014 MN GOP candidates (mostly male)

    But more likely to be female or minority than the Democrat candidates.

  3. And while in a perfect world abortion would be considered murder from the moment of conception, Emery, we needn’t do any of the things in your comment to win the abortion issue. Ultrasound and stories of 22-week babies surviving are doing it for us.

    But Democrats, by all means keep your Peter Singer “Life begins when the kids start government school” schtick.

  4. The Catholic Church – and the Protestant evangelicals it brought on board the pro-life movement – deserves most credit for this change. Doggedly maintaining the dignity of the human person and the sinfulness of taking innocent human life in the face of relentless attacks by feminists, the MSM and lifestyle libertines of left and right.

  5. EmeryTheSoci@listDegenerate, taking time from your duties as a newly deputized Nudge Squad brownshirt to project?

  6. 23?

    Sheez – I thought Zoey was 24 or 26.

    Not that any of those numbers aren’t amazing.

  7. These poll results are a call to arms (& legs & torsos) for infanticide loving leftists. Democrats should make unrestricted, on demand abortion their #1 campaign plank.

    They should be handing out “Do It Yourself At Home” kits in public grade schools (“No honey, hold the suction curette in your left hand, the knife in your right…there, that’s better”).

    They should make fetal tissue a commodity to pay for programs & fat raises for their union pals.

    Jump on that Emery Peni.

  8. Ironically, it seems that most of the debate here is between men. I find this strange because anytime abortion/planned parenthood etc. is in the news; only the women are the subjects of the often-contentious arguments, yet it took two to get pregnant. I say, give the women credit enough to make decisions about their bodies and health care and leave them alone, at least until we find a way to hold the men as responsible for the pregnancy and the potential outcomes. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and respect the rights of your fellow citizen.

  9. And as for those unborn babies striving to live and breathe, well, they don’t get a say in the matter, whether they’re male or female. Right, Emery? Come on, man, dance around the uncomfortable issue a little more, why don’t you?

  10. *sigh* Most of the debate on any subject at SITD is between men, Emery.
    If it was clearly a matter of “their bodies and health care” there would be no controversy. It’s the “two independent nervous systems” that causes problems.
    It seems clear to me that abortion should handled via the political system, not the judicial system. If the nine old men in black robes hadn’t bypassed a political solution forty years ago, abortion wouldn’t be a national issue.
    You wouldn’t have GOP congressmen trying to nationalize the issue and you wouldn’t have Dems defending an SC decision as badly reasoned as Dred Scott V Sandford.

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