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US opinions unchanged on Roe v. Wade

Catholic World News - January 16, 2013

Despite reservations about abortion, a solid majority of Americans would oppose an effort to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, according to a new survey by the Pew Forum.

The Pew poll found that 63% of respondents oppose overturning Roe. That figure has remained essentially unchanged in years of polling.

The Pew study found no noteworthy difference between men and women in their attitudes toward the Roe decision. But younger respondents were more likely than older Americans to favor Roe. The poll found major differences between Democrats and Republicans, and between those who regularly attend religious services and those who do not.

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  • Posted by: Savonarola - Jan. 16, 2013 6:47 PM ET USA

    This new Pew study, in particular its shameful portion pertaining to Catholics, indicates a colossal failure by the American Catholic bishops to teach and to lead on the abortion issue.

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