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Old 07-25-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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The popular consensus is that the pro-life movement is comprised of old angry men who want to control women. This is just my experience, but most of the pro-life activists I've known are women, some of whom have had abortions in their past and regretted it. Most guys I know are neutral or are pro-choice. Is the idea that pro-lifers are old, angry white men simply a stereotype or is it the truth?
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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Poll: Strong Support For Abortion Rights - CBS News

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Gender, age and abortion

There are no major differences between mens' and womens' stands on the issue. 40% of men believe abortion should be generally available, and 37% of women think it should be. 20% of men think it should not be permitted, and slightly more women, 24%, agree.

MEN AND WOMEN ON ABORTION
Abortion should be...

Generally available

Men:
40%
Women:
37%

Available, but with stricter limits than now

Men:
40%
Women:
37%

Not permitted

Men:
20%
Women:
24%

Younger women hold nearly identical views on abortion as do older women. Among women under 45, 38% say abortion should be generally available and one-quarter say it should never be permitted. Among women 45 and older, 36% say it should be generally available and 23% say abortion should never be permitted.

Catholics and Protestants in the survey held roughly the same views on the issue. 36% of Catholics believe abortion should be generally available, and 34% of Protestants agree. 27% of Catholics think abortion should not be permitted, and 24% of Protestants believe this, as well.
Americans (Narrowly) Support 20-Week Abortion Ban - NationalJournal.com

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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^^^ That's interesting. If pro-choice men outnumber pro-choice women, meaning women are more pro-life, why is this painted as an issue in which old, angry men are trying to control women's bodies?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:50 PM
 
Location: SGV
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The only stereotype that pops into my head when hearing pro-life is "heavily religious".

Gender and age don't come up.
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