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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Support for abortion rights has reached a record high, and nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a new national NBC News poll conducted after the leak of a draft opinion that would strike down the constitutional right to abortion.

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A new high of support? The repression the Right against this will be correspondingly great.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2022-05-15 02:07 PM | Reply

I will believe it when I see it in November.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-15 02:23 PM | Reply

People who support Roe, I think, are more pro-choice than they are pro-abortion; a distinction that both sides of the issue tend to purposefully ignore.

Choosing the State (local, state, or national) over the individual to make what are highly individual choices, particularly given that there are already fairly strict regulations on abortion, is not something one would have ever thought actual "Conservatives" would have ever supported.

So what we have are two of the main social issues used to divide Americans who would otherwise support many of the same economic and other policies, being viewed in different ways; guns we are told should not be regulated at all, but women, otoh, should be.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-05-15 03:51 PM | Reply

Men dominate GOP messaging over abortion
www.axios.com

...The Republicans in Congress who most used the word "abortion" in social media posts and press releases recently were all men except one, Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, according to data compiled by Quorum.

Why it matters: Both parties are engaged in a messaging war over the hot-button issue, after the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Politicians are scrambling to strike the right tone with voters just six months from the 2022 midterms.

- - - Among the 10 Democrats who used the term "abortion" the most between May 2 and May 12, all are women but three: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Sean Casten (D-Ill.)....


Good chart in the article.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-05-15 05:29 PM | Reply

Support for Abortion Rights Hits New High

Too little, too late. Should have thought of that before voting Republican or Green for the last fifty years.

#5 | Posted by censored at 2022-05-15 10:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Too late...the but her emails crowd doomed it to the dustbin of history.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-05-16 08:32 AM | Reply

JFC, Corky, nobody is pro abortion. We just don't think women should have to give birth if they don't want to. I would like to see birth control be readily available for everyone, but even that won't mean there won't be abortions.

#7 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-05-16 08:33 AM | Reply

Censor,

"Should have thought of that before voting Republican or Green for the last fifty years"

Decades ago conservative churches were united in anti-abortion attitudes.

Those churches and the people are not exactly the same today.

More accepting attitudes towards things such as gays and abortion are occurring.

That doesn't mean their beliefs have changed about the subjects.

Just more of an understanding about their place in a secular society.

I agree with the comment made about that more people are becoming pro-choice but not pro-abortion.

#8 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-16 09:53 AM | Reply

A few thousand people in Wisconsin and Michigan have ------ this country into oblivion. The electoral college will be seen as the single most important contributor to the destruction of this country.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2022-05-16 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I agree with the comment made about that more people are becoming pro-choice but not pro-abortion.

#8 | Posted by BillJohnson

I will agree with the above statement. I had a long discussion last week with a conservative friend over it. The fact is most conservatives I associate with are not Religious people at all. They tend to be socially "liberal" and fiscally "conservative" but also tend to get sucked into these conspiracy theories strangely enough.

However those conservative churches you speak or have not come around to be pro-choice. If anything they have gone militant in many cases in their opposition.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-05-16 02:26 PM | Reply

Galax,

"The fact is most conservatives I associate with are not Religious people at all."

That doesn't surprise me.

Both conservatives and liberals perpetuate stereotypes.

I don't know about "most" through.

#11 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-16 02:50 PM | Reply

People who support Roe, I think, are more pro-choice than they are pro-abortion
#3 | POSTED BY CORKY

What do you mean by "pro-abortion"? Is there some big movement calling for mandatory abortion for all pregnant women?

#12 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-05-16 05:53 PM | Reply

John,

I think pro-abortion simply means given the choice between having a child a woman doesn't want, it would be someone suggesting they should get an abortion.

People want to pretend that doesn't happen but of course it does.

#13 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-16 08:32 PM | Reply

People want to pretend that doesn't happen but of course it does.

#13 | Posted by BillJohnson

As should be her right. Without justification or explanation to idiotic authoritarian people who follow hilarious ancient mythology and pretend to care about life while showing zero compassion for life after birth.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-16 08:44 PM | Reply

John,
I think pro-abortion simply means given the choice between having a child a woman doesn't want, it would be someone suggesting they should get an abortion.
People want to pretend that doesn't happen but of course it does.

#13 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Billj spouts more misogynistic nonsense, like women need to be told what to do with their bodies.

Hey bill, women are more than capable of making their own decisions without outside suggestions.

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-16 08:45 PM | Reply

Bill Johnson it's none of your business why a woman would have an abortion. You get no say.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-16 08:48 PM | Reply

Laura,

My opinion is none of your business.

#17 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2022-05-16 08:56 PM | Reply

You made it our business by opening your mouf.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-16 08:58 PM | Reply

I think pro-abortion simply means given the choice between having a child a woman doesn't want, it would be someone suggesting they should get an abortion.
#13 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

Um, There's no difference between that, and being pro-choice, by which I mean simply letting the woman decide for herself.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-16 09:00 PM | Reply

My opinion is none of your business.

POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON AT 2022-05-16 08:56 PM | REPLY

That's not a problem because you are always airing your opinion on the subject matter so it's a given that I'll know what your opinion is.

#20 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-05-16 09:03 PM | Reply

My opinion is none of your business.

#17 | Posted by BillJohnson

Are you too dumb to see how hypocritical that is from someone who wants to control women?

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-16 09:17 PM | Reply

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