Study: Poll Showing Support for Roe v. Wade Is Misleading

A recent poll suggesting widespread support for Roe v. Wade fails to account for the misinformation surrounding the 1973 Supreme Court decision, said the head of a prominent pro-life group this week.

“Polling can only be as accurate as the information available to respondents,” said Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of the pro-life group Americans United for Life, in a statement.

She pointed to a 2013 study by the Pew Research Center which found that the majority of polled adults ages 18-29 “did not even know that the 1973 case dealt with abortion.”

“A combination of misleading poll questions and 45 years of misinformation and fear-mongering about Roe v. Wade by extreme pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood has conditioned millions of Americans to believe that overturning Roe v. Wade is tantamount to the apocalypse,” Foster said.

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