A survey released this past week by Live Action revealed American attitudes towards the abortion pill regimen. The survey, which was commissioned by Live Action and conducted by the polling company, inc., spoke with approximately 1,200 people, most of whom are registered voters, about how they felt regarding the abortion pill and whether their feelings changed after being given accurate medical information.
At the beginning of the survey, 36% of the respondents identified as pro-life, while 44% said they were pro-choice. In total, 45% of respondents supported the abortion pill regimen remaining legal; they were then shown a video explaining how this particular procedure works.
After viewing the video, the percentage of respondents who continued to support the abortion pill dropped to 39% while the percentage opposed increased to 42% — a total swing of 17 percentage points. Women were more likely to change their minds than men, with a 29 point swing among suburban women in particular. When asked why they changed their minds, respondents said it was due to the information about prenatal development, and realizing that the abortion pill works by killing a human life or a baby.
Other individual facts changed how respondents viewed the abortion pill. For example, 54% of respondents said that removing FDA regulations and placing women at risk of undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy, as well as making the drug available to minors, would make them less likely to support the abortion pill. Only 18% of respondents said this information made them more likely to support it.
Lila Rose, Live Action’s founder and president, responded to the survey with a continued call to see the abortion drug removed from the United States market.
“Live Action’s survey confirms that accurate medical information on the procedure and prenatal embryology shifts hearts and minds away from the abortion pill. And accurate medical information is exactly what the abortion industry doesn’t want women and the public to have,” Rose said in a statement. “While the abortion industry plots to expand the abortion pill at the expense of children’s and women’s lives, human rights groups and medical associations are working to sound the alarm and stop the bloodshed. Every American needs to know what this deadly drug does to children and women. Live Action’s survey takes the pulse on the American public and provides a blueprint for our next steps to stop the killing and ban the drug.”
Live Action’s Abortion Procedures video is a similar project, which explains how the pill affects both mother and baby using non-graphic animation.
The investigative report recently released by Live Action, written in consultation with the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNS (AAPLOG), makes it clear why the abortion pill regimen needs to be pulled by the FDA. The abortion pill is reportedly four times more dangerous than surgical abortion, and thousands of adverse events have been reported. Countless more may remain unreported to the FDA, as emergency departments do not have to report complications to the agency. At least 24 known women have died from the abortion pill. Women have also suffered serious side effects, including uterine hemorrhaging, viral infections, and sepsis. And on top of all of this, more than 3.7 million preborn children have been killed using the abortion pill.
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