'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Monday, November 29, 2004

But That's Not What the Talking Heads Say On TV... 

More proof that this whole line about a striking new rise in the popularity of rightwing positions on social issues is just a baseless media talking point: a poll conducted for the AP by Ipsos-Public Affairs concluded that, by a huge margin, Americans want Roe vs Wade to be upheld: (from here)

A majority of Americans say President Bush's next choice for an opening on the Supreme Court should be willing to uphold the landmark court decision protecting abortion rights, an Associated Press poll found.

The poll found that 59 percent say Bush should choose a nominee who would uphold the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. About three in 10, 31 percent, said they want a nominee who would overturn the decision, according to the poll conducted for the AP by Ipsos-Public Affairs.

via The Republic of T.

And in a related story on the international stage, yesterday was the 14th annual Latin American and Caribbean Day for the Decriminalization of Abortion

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