Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:41 PM
cbayer (141,945 posts)
Opinions on abortion vary by religion
Posted on | January 22, 2013
Members of an anti-abortion group pray Jan. 22, 2012, outside the U.S. Supreme Court. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion during at least the first three months of pregnancy.
A Pew Research Center poll conducted this month shows continued religious differences on whether the ruling should be overturned.
Overall, Americans oppose overturning the ruling 63 to 29 percent, the survey found.
But white evangelical Protestants support overturning Roe vs. Wade by a 54 to 42 percent margin.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:54 PM
DryRain (237 posts)
3. Would this not be an excellent example of ...
how religious beliefs are used to justify and rationalize a number of viewpoints with virtually no facts nor evidence to add to the discussion?
Just asking. How does religion help human folks resolve questions of morality and ethics, if such vastly differing viewpoints still show us that people tie their opinions to their religious beliefs?