AFA Responds to New Study Claiming that Majority Supports Some Abortion Restrictions
TUPELO, Miss. — In the aftermath of oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case which could overturn the 1973 abortion case Roe v. Wade, a recent poll announced that 56% of Americans support limits on abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. While this is a step in the right direction, according to the American Family Association (AFA, afa.net) the concerns are that overturning Roe will not automatically end legal abortion in the U.S. The poll reflected support for continuing legal allowances for some abortions, including abortions of babies in the womb less than 15 weeks.
AFA Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano commented on this new statistic in the light of Dobbs v. Jackson, claiming that overturning Roe would be a huge victory for Christians in America, but the pro-life movement must continue to battle for the lives of all the unborn because they too have dignity and deserve protection.
Vitagliano stated, “While there is clearly still work to be done to make America a truly pro-life country, it is encouraging to see that a majority of Americans are opposed to abortion after the first 15 weeks. However, those unborn children who are murdered before 15 weeks are still made in the image of God, and the pro-life community cannot turn its back on those precious children.
“The current case before the Supreme Court has given the pro-life community more hope than it has had for decades. Christians need to earnestly pray for the conservative members of the high court to have the courage to do the right thing––overturn the abomination that was Roe v. Wade.”
For more than 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. Find AFA Action Alerts here. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.
To interview American Family Association Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano or another AFA spokesperson, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.