- Some believe the shift may revolve around the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States. Mexicans and other Latin Americans are heavily influenced by Roman Catholicism which is strongly pro-life (except on the campuses of allegedly Catholic universities such as Notre Dame).
- One of the ever-present arguments of the screeching pro-abortion zealots is that the pro-life argument is purely a function of a patriarchal attempt to control women and their bodies. The differences between men's and women's responses to the question are fairly negligible. In fact, even when the percentages trended toward the pro-choice side, the differences between male and female responses were not significant. In other words, that argument has always been a straw man.
- I believe the most important reason for the shift is that more people realize that the "aborted fetus" is actually a human baby. The pro-abortion crowd has always tried to use clinical language and vague euphemisms to obscure what the procedure really entails. The use of the word "choice" is the most common example of the need to obfuscate. The focus on the "woman's body" rather than on the distinct life that would be destroyed diverted attention. Medical advances have allowed babies that have experienced trauma in the womb to survive after as little as 20 or so weeks. Imaging technologies allow people to see the development of physical features at early stages.
It is interesting that after the big 2008 victory of Barack Vladimir Hussein Soweto Obama, the most radically pro-abortion president in history, we see this growing trend toward respect for human life. Our president voted against the Born Alive Act in the Illinois Senate on three occasions because of the undue burden attending to the life of a baby that survived an abortion would place on the doctors. A similar bill passed the U.S. Senate with a unanimous vote.
This Gallup Poll is another indication that the Leftists and moderate Republicans who want to bury Conservatism have badly miscalculated the souls of the American people.