Majority of Americans STILL Oppose Tax Dollars for Abortion
A new poll released today by the Susan B. Anthony List once again demonstrates a majority of Americans – 54 percent – oppose giving tax dollars for family planning services to organizations that perform abortions. The poll, conducted by the polling company,inc/WomanTrend, also shows the intensity of this position. 43 percent “strongly” oppose any federal funds going to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, while just 20 percent “strongly” support federal funds going to abortion providers.
This nationwide survey of 1,000 Americans aged 18+ was conducted April 7-10, 2011. The margin of error is calculated at +/- 3.1%.
“President Obama and congressional Democrats who fought to preserve funding for their political ally, Planned Parenthood, have snubbed the majority of Americans, both pro-life and pro-choice, who don’t want their money going to America’s largest abortion provider,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “Planned Parenthood has raked in more than $300 million in profits over the past four years. 54 percent of Americans shouldn’t be coerced into contributing to an organization they don’t believe in, just by paying their taxes. The arrogance of forcing them to do so is dumbfounding.”
“Even 26 percent of pro-choice adherents rejected diverting taxpayer dollars for family planning organizations that provide abortions,” said the polling company President and CEO Kellyanne Conway. “Some Americans may have positive attitudes toward Planned Parenthood, but may also reject the underlying premise that federal funding for family planning organizations should be fungible for abortions.”
The poll results are available here.
By Matt Smith, Vice President of Catholic Advocate