Washington, DC – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of
Priests for Life, commented today on the poll conducted earlier this month
by Knowledge Networks, Yahoo, and the Associated Press finding that most
Americans do not want Roe vs. Wade reversed.
“How can we expect Americans to tell us whether they
want Roe vs. Wade reversed when we evade critical details of what Roe vs.
Wade says?” asked Fr. Pavone.
The April poll asked, “In 1973 the Roe vs. Wade
decision established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.
Would you like to see the Supreme Court overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision,
or would you like to see Roe vs. Wade remain in force?”
Fr. Pavone remarked, “Consistent with a long tradition
of polling questions on Roe, this month’s poll question hides the fact that
Roe permits abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy. A
majority of Americans have never agreed with such an extreme policy.”
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic
pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more
information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.