Question of the day
Monday, Jan 30, 2006
The latest New York Times poll (scroll down for the pdf file) shows that just 20 percent of Americans believe that abortion “should not be permitted.”
38 percent said “Abortion should be generally available to those who want it,” and 39 percent said “Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now.”
The numbers have been essentially unchanged for the past 15 years (page 28 of the poll).
The question is should candidates who advocate for a ban on abortion be considered “out of the mainstream”?