Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood for America, said Wednesday that a new Gallup poll showing that fewer Americans are describing themselves as pro-choice has less to do with the public’s attitude on abortion than one would think.
“What this poll makes clear is that labels like ‘pro-choice’ and ‘pro-life’ simply don’t reflect the complexity of how most people actually think and feel about abortion in this country,” Richards said. “A majority of Americans still believe abortion should remain a safe and legal medical procedure for a woman to consider if and when she needs it.”
The poll found that 50 percent described themselves as “pro-life” whereas only 41 percent say they are “pro-choice,” the lowest on record.
The survey was conducted between 1,024 adults between May 3rd through 6th.