A new piece over at the CNN BeliefBlog tells a story of disconnect.
What they’re saying is this: most religious groups are against abortion, but don’t necessarily want to overturn Roe v. Wade:
Here are some stats. See what you think:
53% of while evangelicals favor completely overturning Roe v. Wade.
That’s evangelicals. But now look at these:
76% of white protestants
65% of black Protestants
64% of white Catholics say the ruling should NOT be overturned.
But when asked if abortion is morally wrong:
73% of white evangelicals said yes
58% of black Protestants said yes
58% of Catholics said yes
36% of white Protestants
The synopsis: “What is interesting about this aspect of abortion attitudes is that while many people find abortion to be problematic, they may either personally feel it is wrong or favor greater restrictions. Overturning Roe v. Wade is not nearly as supported an idea,” said Michael Dimock, director at the Pew Research Center. “The vast majority of evangelicals say they see abortion as morally wrong, but barely a majority say that they want to see Roe v. Wade overturned.”
What do YOU think?
Is this a disconnect?
Do you think Roe v. Wade will EVER be overturned? Should it?