By Ashley McGuire

The Washington Post, April 30, 2019, Pg. A20, Letters to the Editor

The April 24 editorial on abortion legislation offered only one statistic to claim that polling is trending pro-choice and overlooked many other data points that suggest the opposite. In particular, the editorial completely sidestepped the data that shows growing and overwhelming support for ending second- and third-trimester abortions. According to Gallup, only a third of Americans support keeping abortion legal after the first trimester. A Marist poll found that 75 percent of Americans want abortion limited to the first trimester, at most, including nearly two-thirds of those who self-identify as pro-choice and as Democrats. And yet numerous states have recently made moves to legalize abortion until the moment before birth. Further, Democrats in Congress have consistently blocked bills to end abortion after 20 weeks, despite their popularity.

The American people have made it clear they don’t want late-term abortion, and yet the pro-choice movement is working to expand it. Who, then, are the extremists?

Ashley E. McGuire, Washington
The writer is a senior fellow with the Catholic Association.

Read the letter here.