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Thursday, July 03, 2003

This recent poll by the "non-partisan advocacy group for pro-choice women's rights" Center for the Advancement of Women is great news for those of us who believe that abortion should be limited to those rare circumstances like incest, rape, or when the physical health of the mother is in peril:

"Fifty-one percent of women surveyed by the Center for the Advancement of Women said the government should prohibit abortion or limit it to extreme cases, such as rape, incest, or life-threatening complications."

Compared to:

"Only 30 percent support making it generally available, down from 34 percent in 2001, the survey found."

You won't see this in the mainstream liberal press.

As technology advances and we become more intimate with the fetal experience inside the womb, it is inevitable that public support for abortion will decline. No matter how callous we have become to violence and death, we are still compassionate enough of a society to understand that the gratuitous sucking of human life down a sink is deeply disturbing. As more people rely on the internet to obtain their news the information embargo that the mainstream press puts on any information that threatens the pro-abortion status quo will become more and more irrelevant.

It is my hope that science can do what the Supreme Court has failed to do: allow the people to determine the content of a state's abortion laws through the democratic process rather than an unprecedented fiat by unelected judges. Some day, Roe v. Wade will be overturned and the abortion issue will return to the states. While I am against unlimited abortion rights, I can live with a system where the states determine their own position based on elected legislatures.

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