Polls conducted in 2009 have found fewer Americans expressing
support for abortion than in previous years. In Pew Research Center
polls in 2007 and 2008, supporters for legal abortion clearly
outnumbered opponents; now Americans are evenly divided on the
question, and there have been modest increases in the numbers who favor
reducing abortions or making them harder to obtain. Less support for
abortion is evident among most demographic and political groups.
The latest Pew Research survey also reveals that the abortion debate
has receded in importance, especially among liberals. At the same time,
opposition to abortion has grown firmer among conservatives, who have
become less supportive of finding a middle ground on the issue and more
certain of the correctness of their own views on abortion.
Abortion ends the nascent life of a human being, which is a biological fact and not a view. What’s the “middle ground” on that?