Abortion is Seen as Morally Wrong, But Fewer Want the Laws Changed

Abortion is Seen as Morally Wrong, But Fewer Want the Laws Changed

Source: Dan Merica, "Survey: Few religious groups want Roe v. Wade overturned despite belief abortion morally wrong," CNN, 16 January 2013.

"Slightly more than half (54%) of white evangelicals, according to the Pew Research Center study, favor completely overturning the 1973 Supreme Court decision that affirmed a woman’s right to have an abortion. No other religious group, including white mainline Protestants, black Protestants and white Catholics, agreed with completely overturning the ruling. In fact, substantial majorities of white Protestants (76%), black Protestants (65%) and white Catholics (63%) say the ruling should not be over turned, the survey found."

"A majority of every religious group sampled white evangelicals (73%), black Protestants (58%) and Catholics (58%) and a plurality of white mainline Protestants (36%) responded that abortion was morally wrong. Those respondents who find it morally wrong are also overwhelmingly likely to support overturning the law, compared with keeping it intact 85% to 5%."

Sadly, because a sin has been socially accepted for so many years, people become comfortable with its presence. In theory people still understand that it is wrong to take the life of a child. In practice they don't feel strongly enough about it to want society to change.

"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity" (Isaiah 59:1-4).