Faulty analysis of a meaningless question?

That’s how at least one abortion advocate sees the Gallup poll
showing more Americans are now pro-life than pro-choice, as well as how
he sees some of the reporting of those results.

So, when the facts don’t go your way……dismiss them as completely irrelevant.

Is pro-choice the new pro-life? According to the New
York Times, it doesn’t really matter, because you probably don’t
understand the terms anyway.

According to the Times the recent Gallup Poll showing that a
majority of Americans are pro-life is faulty at best, and downright
sinister at worst…

“Young people are not suddenly turning prolife,” scoffs Ruth Coniff
of The Progressive. “They just view the abortion issue differently. The
fact that we grew up in the era of safe, legal abortion makes women
under the age of 50 a bit complacent about the issue.”

Mark Mellman of The Hill agrees, saying that “typically, after some
useless result escapes into the ether, reporters and interest groups
proceed to spin some new theory of public opinion based on faulty
analysis of a meaningless question.”

Dalia Sussman of the New York Times goes even further. She first
says that it “does not necessarily indicate a marked shift in
Americans’ views on this highly complicated issue.” Then she cites
other polling data done by different agencies to show how the numbers
vary. She concludes by insulting the people Gallup polled, saying that
“there is no way of knowing whether people being asked the question
even know what the two labels mean.”

Unlike the clarity people get in an abortion clinic over the question of what the choice entails, right? Oh, wait, sorry….that question never comes up.


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