40 years after Roe v. Wade, how do Americans really feel about abortion?

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An anti-abortion protester holds a stop sign and the Ten Commandments on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on May 14, 2001 in Washington, D.C.

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(RNS) Forty years after the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, poll numbers reveal how Americans' feelings about abortion have changed -- and remained the same.

  • G Wright

    I assuredly do not support abortions under “any or all” circumstances.
    Instead, I would support the procedure to save the life of the mother.
    In the case of rape, I would encourage the victim to proceed as soon as possible.

  • Lea Black

    I am a consistent pro-lifer. I do not support any form of ending a life unnaturally.
    I am also a Catholic who is extremely distressed by this new wave of “Pelosi- Catholics”. No person can declare themselves a Catholic and support abortion. It is an example of heinous disrespect for the church!

  • Glenn Wright

    Hi, Lea
    Thanks for your reply.
    In re-reading my comment, I’m not exactly sure what I had in mind when I wrote the last sentence. For the rape victim, I am trying to concentrate on the consequences she would have to face. First there is the matter of her health care and that costly expense. Does she have a caring family to support her both in mental and physical health care? Is she eligible for some kind of assistance, although I’m not sure this would be the correct route. In my city, I know of an organization called “Birthright” though I don’t know anything about them. But, just by the name, I’m guessing it would be a caring source of help, including, perhaps, adoption. And adoption, to me, sounds good because of all the families that are unable to have children.
    Thanks for listening.