Media Advisory: AUL President Dr. Charmaine Yoest Attending GOP Platform Deliberations, Available for Interviews
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President of Americans United for Life, is attending the Republican Platform Committee meetings August 26-27, and is available to media for interviews.
Dr. Yoest said, “Survey after survey confirms that Americans are becoming more pro-life each year. It is vital that the political parties understand this and incorporate it into their platforms.”
In a Gallup poll from May of this year, 71% of Americans want all abortions to be limited to rare circumstances or to be illegal. An ABC News / Washington Post poll this year indicated the percentage of Americans who identify themselves as “pro-life” has risen to tie a previous peak in the percentage of pro-life Americans. Recent polls by CBS News and by Zogby report substantially the same thing.
Dr. Yoest is available for interviews.
About Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which every human being is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’s Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.
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Is America Really Becoming More Pro-Life?
Charmaine gets to the 71 percent by adding the percent legal only under certain circumstances (54 percent) and illegal under all circumstances (17 percent).
Our abortion-friendly friends at Pandagon add the numbers a bit differently. They add the middle ground number of 54 percent to the 28 percent legal under all circumstances to arrive at 82%.
Does this mean that America wants abortion on demand throught all nine months and beyond as Pandagon suggests?
Nope. The 54 percent would include, say, my old boss, governor Gilmore of Virginia, who supported abortion only before the 13th week — but ran on a pro-life platform and promised a pro-life administration and followed through by hiring pro-lifers like Your Business Blogger(R).
This is what that 54 percent number means. Over half of the country wants real restrictions on abortion. People want parental notification when a teenager wants an abortion. Very few support Partial Birth Abortion. Very few women have abortions when they see a sonogram of their baby. People think a 24 hour waiting period is a good idea. Very few support abortion in the third trimester or would permit abortion for sex selection.
No one except for Obama and interesting characters like Professor Singer from Princeton want infanticide by neglect.
Americans want restrictions on abortions.