THE PRO-LIFE NATION
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