Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they favor "restoring legal protection for unborn children," according to a new poll that pro-life groups say shows public opinion is swinging their way on the abortion issue.
"This is the new, big change in this country," Sandy Rios, president of Concerned Women for America, said yesterday as she and other leaders of pro-life and traditional family groups released the findings of a Wirthlin Worldwide poll taken last month.
Some 1,000 adults were asked whether, in light of medical advances that reveal the unborn child's body and facial features in detail, "are you in favor of restoring legal protection for unborn children?" Sixty-eight percent of the randomly surveyed adults said they were in favor of legal protection, with 44 percent in strong agreement of such action.
Almost the same number â€” 66 percent â€” said they favored nominees to the Supreme Court...