Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 1/6/2009
A nationwide survey commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops underscores the public view of abortion.
The poll involved a cross-section of Americans -- not just Catholics -- and assistant director for policy and communications at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Deirdre McQuade has part of the results.
"Four out of five American adults -- 82 percent -- think abortion should be either illegal under all circumstances or with limited legality, and only nine percent said that abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during pregnancy," she explains.
McQuade contends the results ought to send a message to Washington as the most pro-abortion president America has ever had is about to be sworn into office.
"It shows that the Supreme Court is out of touch with mainstream America," she contends. "It shows that, certainly, [the] pro-abortion advocacy groups are out of touch with mainstream America, even out of touch with people who describe themselves as pro-choice."
Three-fourths favor parents having a role in a minor's attempt to obtain an abortion, and nearly two-thirds support laws against partial-birth abortion. McQuade hopes to have a copy of the survey on the desks of the upcoming president and each member of Congress.