According to the New York Times:
An August 1990 Wirthlin Group survey of 2,000 voters nationwide showed that 47% believe that there are less than 500,000 abortions per year, as opposed to the actual number of 1.6 million. Respondents also said that an average of 46 percent of all abortions are performed to save the life of the mother and for rape and incest an overestimation of 25,000 percent!
Peter Steinfels. “New Voice, Same Words on Abortion.” The New York Times November 20, 1990, page A10.Share on Facebook