Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2018 / 13:07 pm
A recent poll suggesting widespread support for Roe v. Wade fails to account for the misinformation surrounding the 1973 Supreme Court decision, said the head of a prominent pro-life group this week.
"Polling can only be as accurate as the information available to respondents," said Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of the pro-life group Americans United for Life, in a statement.
She pointed to a 2013 study by the Pew Research Center which found that the majority of polled adults ages 18-29 "did not even know that the 1973 case dealt with abortion."
"A combination of misleading poll questions and 45 years of misinformation and fear-mongering about Roe v. Wade by extreme pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood has conditioned millions of Americans to believe that overturning Roe v. Wade is tantamount to the apocalypse," Foster said.