Wednesday, February 8, 2012

We are the 3%

No I'm not talking about income brackets.  I am referring to the 3% of the country that consists of pro-lifers.  Some may protest that over half the country is pro-life.  It is true that in 2009, a Gallup poll revealed that 51% of the country considered itself to be pro-life and it has dropped since then to about 45% compared to the 49% who call themselves pro-choice.  45% is still pretty good and might be cause for optimism.

However, I am an evangelist of pessimism and am here to tell you all to stop being happy about the alleged numbers of pro-lifers and to look at a more depressing poll.  According to a January CBS/New York Times poll, only 3% of Americans consider abortion to be the most important political issue.  This means that fewer than 6% of self described pro-lifers think that 3,000 daily infanticides is the most pressing issue for our government to address.  I am sure that most of the "pro-lifers" with messed up priorities are decent people, but I hesitate to call them pro-life.  No sane person who truly believes abortion to be murder would consider some other issue to be more important.

I bring this up not as an attempt at getting the tiny minority of legitimate pro-lifers to give up and start drinking.  God wants us to do what is right even if we totally fail at it.  The mass-murder of the unborn may continue until the end of this world but until then we need to change our culture as best we can and hopefully save a few lives.


  1. This is a reminder of how far we still have to go in educating the public to the realities of abortion.

    You are right in saying we can't give up. Overwhelming as it may seem, we are on the right side of the issue. God simply expects us to do our part & He will do the rest.

  2. Exactly. Our best is all we can do.