A Gallup Poll released on May 15 revealed that a majority of American adults are now calling themselves "pro-life" on abortion for the first time since this Gallup Poll started asking that question in 1995.
These findings were reported in The Boston Globe. The survey found that 51 percent of Americans are anti-choice and 42 percent are pro-choice. In the past, the highest percentage of Americans who called themselves "pro-life" was 46 percent.
So, according to this poll, are Americans actually beginning to turn their backs on a woman's right to choose, or is there something wrong with this poll? Either way, one cannot put an extraordinary amount of faith in any survey - there is always room for healthy skepticisim.
As long as women have the legal right to reproductive choice and can exercise that right in a safe and secure way, those who are against abortion should not be given an excessive amount of importance, as long as they do not place obstacles in the path of a woman who wants to have an abortion, or in the path of those who provide the abortion.
Everyone is entitled to their beliefs, as long as those beliefs do not infringe upon what a woman decides to do with her body.
I think that the next Gallup Poll should consist of a survey on how many people think that all children in this country are entitled to good and decent healthcare, no matter how little their parents may earn. One of the questions should be, "Do you think healthcare is a right or a privilege?"