Monday, November 29

59% percent want to keep Roe.

A new AP poll may be the piss in the cornflakes, or the rain on the Fundy parade, as its results show that a significant majority of Americans do not want to turn the clock on Roe v Wade, though I doubt this news will breach their thick skulls, after all it is only the word of the secular against all that anti abortion stuff in the Bible. What? No anti abortion stuff in the Bible? Oh well why should we discuss a technicality.
By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans say President Bush (news - web sites)'s next choice for an opening on the Supreme Court should be willing to uphold the landmark court decision protecting abortion rights, an Associated Press poll found.

The poll found that 59 percent say Bush should choose a nominee who would uphold the 1973 Roe v. Wade (news - web sites) decision that legalized abortion. About three in 10, 31 percent, said they want a nominee who would overturn the decision, according to the poll conducted for the AP by Ipsos-Public Affairs.

"While I don't have a strong feeling about abortions personally, I wouldn't want the law overturned and return to the days of backdoor abortions," said Colleen Dunn, 40, a Republican and community college teacher who lives outside Philadelphia.

The preference for Supreme Court nominees who would uphold Roe v. Wade could be found among both men and women, most age groups, most income groups and people living in urban, suburban and rural areas. Fewer than half of Republicans, evangelicals and those over 65 said they favored a nominee who would uphold the abortion ruling.
Fewer than half of Republicans? How many of these idiots vote for Dubby? just more informative support for a thesis suggesting that while loud, motivated, and vocal, the fundies are a small minority, but have access to a massive echo-chamber, and have the capacity to terrify good men and women of any political affiliation. This is ultimately the reason the Pat Robertson may talk a good game about a third party, but would never leave the republican fold, and loose the power and influence they enjoy.