This opinion column originally appeared on americanthinker.com on 6/26/2012.
On May 23, Gallup released a poll showing that more than 50 percent of Americans identify themselves as pro-life, while only 41 percent identify themselves as pro-abortion. They arrived at this number by tracking changes in American attitudes from 1995 until now. And recently, this poll was complemented by a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows that the abortion rate for "nearly all demographic groups" has decreased considerably, and in some cases sharply, since the 1990s.
For example, among black citizens abortion has declined 23 percent, and among Hispanic citizens there has been a 32-percent decline. And while such numbers are phenomenal, among other segments of the population the decline was even greater -- among whites it was 44 percent, and among teens it was a mind-boggling 55 percent.