By Dave Andrusko As someone who has done his small part in trying to educate the American public, I genuinely appreciate a good headline that captures 46 years of misunderstanding. Recently Rasmussen Reports ran a story headlined,” FEW VOTERS UNDERSTAND ROE V WADE RULING; OR WHAT OVERTURNING IT WOULD MEAN.” While the brief story doesn’t …Continue reading "Rasmussen poll offers encouraging news on protection for abortion survivors, details public’s misunderstanding about Roe"
By Dave Andrusko The abortion polls keep on rolling in. Today’s poll was conducted for NPR/PBS NewsHour by the Marist Polling company. The headline to the story is accurate, as far as it goes— “Poll: Majority Want To Keep Abortion Legal, But They Also Want Restrictions”—but there’s a long ways to go. Part of what …Continue reading "Not surprisingly NPR abortion poll misleading"
By Dave Andrusko Each year, Gallup presents what it calls its “Values and Beliefs poll,” which is simply asking people whether a given behavior is “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.” Although she conspicuously does not point it out, in the story written by Gallup’s Megan Brenan we discover that the percentage of Americans who believe …Continue reading "Majority says abortion is morally wrong in latest Gallup. But far more say “having an abortion” is morally wrong in latest Pew survey"
By Dave Andrusko Kudos to John Sexton for cutting right to the chase: The Hill [newspaper] has exclusively released another Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, this one on the topic of abortion. The headline of the Hill piece is “Nearly half of Americans say Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade.” That’s accurate but it overlooks the …Continue reading "New poll shows overwhelming opposition to infanticide & majority support to overturn or modify Roe"
By Dave Andrusko In the first comprehensive survey since a surge of outrage over Democratic proposals for abortion on demand until birth and after, a Marist Poll released today shows a dramatic and substantive increase in pro-life attitudes and overwhelming opposition to post-20 week abortions. One pro-abortion website pointed to the influence of President Trump’s …Continue reading "New poll finds overwhelming opposition to post-20 week abortions, huge increase in pro-life self-identification"
70% of Residents Surveyed Consider Themselves Pro-Life NEW ORLEANS – A new poll has found that 70 percent of Louisiana residents consider themselves to be pro-life, and they do not believe taxpayer funds should be used to provide abortion. A survey of 1,180 likely 2019 General Election voters was commissioned by Louisiana Right to Life …Continue reading "New Poll shows Louisianans Overwhelmingly Supports Life"
Public adamantly opposes taxpayer funded abortions By Dave Andrusko Each year as we approach the anniversary of the awful Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, we can always count on two pieces of good news. First, the colossal turnout of pro-life America in Washington, DC for the March for Life. Second, the annual …Continue reading "New Marist poll demonstrates overwhelming support for abortion limitations, including ban after 20 weeks"
By Dave Andrusko When you read Pew’s data/interpretation of abortion opinion, typically you reach one (or all) of three conclusions. First, they frontload their questions in a manner that guarantees the most support for legal abortion. Second, they state the stupendously obvious as if the conclusions were a revelation. Third, they ignore that there are …Continue reading "Another mish-mash Pew poll on abortion"
By Dave Andrusko I wrote my final post on the 2016 presidential elections on election day, the last of dozens and dozens of stories we ran about the titanic struggle between pro-life Donald Trump and pro-abortion Hillary Clinton. We are a week out from the 2018 midterms, so is there anything from what I wrote …Continue reading "What do our closing thoughts before the 2016 elections tell us about 2018?"
By Jonathon Van Maren Despite decades of activism and a near-complete takeover of the institutions of academia, the media, and the educational system, abortion activists have spectacularly failed to accomplish their goal of “normalizing” abortion and persuading people that feticide is like an appendectomy, but safer. The “ShoutYourAbortion” campaign flopped when it turned out that …Continue reading "Every attempt to normalize abortion fails. Here’s why"
By Dave Andrusko I sent a friend a rehash of a rehash of a rehash of a Pew poll on abortion which is, to be honest, rather embarrassing. Not because it plows the same territory, but because its furrows, as it were, are as crooked and off center as always. Moreover the balk—that is to …Continue reading "Digging deeper into another rehashed Pew abortion poll"
By Dave Andrusko Once upon a time, the Associated Press was rightly considered a reasonably objective news source. It is less so today, This is hugely important. With more and more newspapers facing a grim financial future, purchasing stories from the AP is a huge cost saver. For example when I was back home in …Continue reading "21 days out and has the media learned any lessons from 2016?"