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Two thirds of Amer­i­cans be­lieve that “fe­tuses in the womb are peo­ple” — that in­cludes 80 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 56 per­cent of Democrats. The source is a YouGov poll con­ducted in the wake of a shock­ing attack on a preg­nant woman in Colorado that left her in­jured, and re­sulted in the loss of her un­born child.

The poll­ster ad­dressed that is­sue too, re­veal­ing that 76 per­cent of Amer­i­cans over­all agree that if an attack on a preg­nant woman leads to the death of her un­born child, a mur­der charge is ap­pro­pri­ate; 89 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 72 per­cent of Democrats agree.

The ac­cused at­tacker “is not fac­ing mur­der charges,” re­ports Peter Moore, a YouGov an­a­lyst. “Un­like in many states a per­son can­not be pros­e­cuted in Colorado for killing a fe­tus as the state re­quires ‘proof of live birth’ to con­sider the death to be mur­der. Last year Colorado vot­ers re­sound­ingly re­jected a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment which would have in­cluded un­born chil­dren un­der the def­i­ni­tion of ‘per­son’ in the state.”

“YouGov’s lat­est re­search shows that the vast ma­jor­ity of Amer­i­cans think that fe­tuses in the womb

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