Clear question gets a clear answer

Clear question gets a clear answer

Clear question gets a clear answer

A pro-lifer says a new poll settles whether Americans agree or disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Since last summer, when the court overturned the 1973 decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states, several polls have shown that many citizens oppose the new ruling. But according to Dr. David O'Steen, executive director of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), that is because the surveys did not accurately convey the true nature of the 2022 decision.

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"If you ask a question that does not describe what the Dobbs decision, the decision to reverse Roe, actually did, you get a majority opposing that decision and opposing overturning Roe because it has been portrayed so often as something that banned abortion," O'Steen tells AFN.

The simple fact is that it did not do that; it turned decisions on abortion law to the individual states. A recent Rasmussen poll got that straight and revealed that 52% of those surveyed support the court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

"We have seen indications before in other polling that if people understood that the Dobbs decision allowed the states to set abortion policy, you would get a majority or plurality support," O'Steen explains. "So this is good news that Rasmussen released this."

"Last year, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, so that each state can now determine its own laws regarding abortion. Do you approve or disapprove of the court overturning Roe v. Wade?" is the question Rasmussen asked more than 1,000 likely voters.