Sadly, most Americans rely on the mainstream media for most of their news and information. As we all know, the mainstream media is primarily nothing more than one of the propaganda arms of the ultra-left liberals, progressives and Democrats in general. Therefore, it is necessary to wade and sift through all of the liberal bias and twisting of what they report in order to get half an idea of what the truth of the news really is. Sometimes deciphering the truth from the reports of the mainstream media can be compared to trying to find dollar bill amidst a huge pile of used toilet paper. It’s just as unpleasant and smelly and in both cases one has to wade through a mountain of crap to find what they are after.
When the same mainstream media keeps telling everyone that a growing majority of Americans favor keeping Roe v. Wade and abortion. One of the polls some point to is that of Pew Research which stated:
“More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling, which established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion in the first three months of pregnancy, should not be completely overturned. Nearly three-in-ten (28%), by contrast, would like to see it overturned.”
What most liberal mainstream media will not mention is that this poll has two key words that they conveniently leave out – ‘completely overturned’.
Pew also points out that in 1992, 66% of Democrats supported Roe v. Wade and that has increased to 84% as of last year. As for Republicans, 52% supported Roe v. Wade in 1992 and in 2016 it was only 53%.
If you took the Pew Research poll to reflect a national trend, you could be led to believe that the majority of the American people support Roe v. Wade and abortion and do not believe it should be overturned. However, there are other reputable polls that reveal a different view on such an emotional, religious and political issue.
The Human Family Research Center also conducted a poll on Roe v. Wade. They reported:
“What do the American people think of Roe? Do they want it to stay the law or not? Is it an unassailable precedent? Previously, polls seemed to show that Americans want Roe to remain the law – by a margin of 7 to 3. These poll results have been used extensively in the media to defend Roe. But are these polls correct? These results seems particularly odd when you consider that a majority of Americans oppose many of the abortions Roe allows. It is also strange that polls claiming a 70% approval rating for Roe do not explain what Roe did before asking people if they thought is should remain the law.”
“Now there is a new national poll, completed by the polling co. inc. Womantrend during February of this year (2017) for The Human Family Research Center. These new poll results paint a far different picture of the public’s attitude about this contentious Supreme Court decision. Unlike prior polls, the HFRC poll did explain what Roe actually said before asking questions of participants, all registered voters.”
“It turns out that our country is far more evenly split on Roe than is thought. This is particularly the case when Americans find out that, when Roe is overruled by the United States Supreme Court, each state would have the power to decide what abortions should be permitted, instead of resulting in a simple black and white ruling; legalizing or outlawing abortion outright. In the Human Family Research Center poll, after being told this, the numbers shifted in favor of pro-life forces and fewer than half of poll participants supported Roe, while the number of those demanding change increased substantially…”
“The American people do not want Roe v. Wade. Legal scholars, both those for and against legal abortion, have agreed that the decision was not grounded in the text and history of the Constitution. The last time it was upheld, in the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey case, the Supreme Court based a large part of its support for Roe on the length of time it’s been the law, not on sound constitutional grounds. It is time for the United States Supreme Court to overrule it. Let the people speak.”
The mainstream media will be glad to popularize and report on the Pew Research poll but there is little chance that they will publish the results of the Human Family Research Center. As the old saying goes, there is always two sides to every story, but if you rely on just the mainstream media, you can count only getting one side of the story, as in this case with how the American people view Roe v. Wade and abortion.