Gulp, take big breath, look around to see if anyone around is armed, find a quick escape route, okay here it goes:
My position on the subject of abortion is PERSONALLY OPPOSED PRO-CHOICE.
Whenever a poll is taken that includes this as an option is rings up around 50% of the respondents. Gallup and the other pollsters try to keep the issue between the two options of Pro-life or pro-choice. Those that fall into the POP-C category usually go pro-life. This distorts the real feeling of the general public.
Americans believe, by and large, in free will.
Americans believe, by and large, in letting people live their own lives.
Americans by and large want to live their own lives without someone else shoving their beliefs down their throats.
American's by and large don't want to shove their beliefs down someone else's throat.
It's only a fraction of the population that wants to live everybody else's life for them whether they are conservative or liberal. The problem with zealots is that they can speak in sound bites and get their message broadcast by radio and tv. It's so simple to reduce the issue to a picture of fetuses or a sign with a coat hanger with a line drawn across it.
Would most women want to have an abortion? No
Would most men want their wife, girl friend, daughter or any other woman they care about to get an abortion? No
Do most of them want to play God and tell other people what they can or can't do with their body? No
You know in my book this is just manners. The type of manners we used to cherish, where we minded out own business and did not intrude into the private life of others.