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.