‘Consensus sees abortion as morally wrong and ultimately harmful to women,’ said Catholic organization’s official about results.
by CNA/EWTN NEWS 01/20/2016
WASHINGTON — Beneath the pro-life/“pro-choice” divide in the U.S., there is a significant consensus favoring abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.
“Although the issue is often a very polarizing issue politically, what we found is that it is not a polarized issue,” Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll, said at the National Press Club on Jan. 19, announcing the poll results. More than 1,600 adults nationwide were surveyed between Nov. 15 and 22 by the Marist Institute of Public Opinion. The margin of error for the poll was 2.4 percentage points.
“The debate is too often reduced to the percentage who identify with the labels ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice,’” said Patrick Kelly of the Knights of Columbus and executive director of the St. John Paul II National Shrine. Continue reading »