Only 2% of women considered abortion to be the most important issue for women’s organizations

Author Clarke D Forsythe explained in of Abuse of Discretion: the inside Story of Roe Versus Wade (New York: Encounter Books, 2013) how, even when the courts were contemplating overturning Roe versus Wade in 1989, so few women considered abortion rights a priority:

“In 1989, around the time of the Supreme Court’s decision in Webster vs. Reproductive Health Services, which was publicized as a “threat” to “abortion rights,” a poll found that “only 2% of women considered abortion to be the most important issue for women’s organizations, compared to 27% who listed job equity and 5% [who said] childcare…”

Joseph W Dellapenna Dispelling the Myths of Abortion History (Carolina academic press, 2006) 955ni33

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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