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Published: Friday, Aug. 2 2013 4:50 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

This is the most positive news I have heard about this country in awhile.

Time for the liberal media and Hollywood to get in gear with their propoganda machine and try to influence these numbers in the opposite direction.

Salt Lake City, UT

It'd be one thing if that's all they wanted to do, but throwing in regulations that force 36/41 Texas clinics to shut down (or 15/16 North Carolina clinics, or 14/18 Virginia clinics as these states have recently passed) has nothing to do with late term abortions but rather encroaching on access to women's healthcare services.

Bothell, WA

What are the regulations you are referring to?

Salt Lake City, UT

As a few examples, in some cases they are setting rules for building structure details that conveniently most of them don't pass (Virginia). In other cases they are requiring that doctors at the facilities have admitting privileges to hospitals (Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, in Ohio they went one step further by also banning hospitals from providing them admitting privileges).

Clearfield, UT

Unless America has a serious discussion about the ethical basis for abortion, this country will never come to consensus on this controversial moral issue. Neither side really is able to speak the same language and are constantly just talking passed each other. This is a terrible way to set national policy. Abortion shouldn't be decided on the basis on simple survey polls.

Grand Forks, ND

It astounds me how far left people keep heading on abortion. Soon the norm will be people supporting infanticide because it liberates women.

How about we focus on birth control instead of abortion. That's what Margaret Sanger wanted before radicals took over Planned Parenthood.

Franklin, IN

I counsel about 20 ladies each year in their 20's to 60's who have had abortions at some point in their lives...I don't care what medical experts say...of the 100's I have counseled over the past 10 years, every single one (without exception) asks me to explain how they can cope with the thought that they ended a life.

No # if weeks discussed. No heart beat discussed. No questions about when the fetus can fill pain, just frightened youngsters, pregnant and looking for a quick fix only to find later that it wasn't quick and only fixed one small issue, but allowed other problems to rage for years...effecting lives in a horrible way!!

Orem, UT

I believe the atrocities committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell became the face of late-term abortions. I am not surprised by the polling data. Our nation is being deceived by an administration and a lap-dog press pushing an agenda that governs against the will of the American people. We should stand up a free men and women and fight against this evil and no allow this agenda to dominate the airwaves.

Gainesville, TX

One of the provisions of the new Texas law concerning curbing abortion, is to bring the abortion clinics up to standard of other medical clinics. This causes most of them to close down. It also requires the doctors who perform abortions to have an affiliation with a hospital. Texas is leading the way in reducing infanticide. Our respect for life and for children in general has decreased since Roe vs Wade. Killing infants from botched abortions has become acceptable among the abortionists. This has nothing to do with medical health for women and everything to do with greed and money for the abortion industry.

Marlborough, MA

Way to cherry pick stat Des News. Also from the same poll.

21. Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases?
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp

Legal all cases 20% 10% 31% 17% 16% 23% 19% 19% 18%
Legal most cases 38 29 47 37 37 38 38 45 34
Illegal most cases 25 39 14 26 27 23 27 19 17
Illegal all cases 12 18 6 13 12 13 11 13 24
DK/NA 5 4 3 7 8 3 5 4 7

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

How can you possibly defend the abortion mills when you see what Kermit Gosnell did, atl? This is the product of a permissive society who does not value human life nor the method by which it is created. You pro-aborts have had your day and now the chickens are coming home to roost. Roe is going to be struck down eventually and all in all, women's health will improve.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Showing support by women for banning late-term abortion,
is not the same thing as implying ALL abortions.

The fact is MOST woman support the right to choose...
The earlier the better.

The morning after pill being 1st choice.
Within the 1st trimester an easy 2nd.

This reporter has skewed and implied to push an obvious agenda.

That is dis-honest deceptive reporting.
Yellow Journalism.

St.George, Utah

Pro Abortion?
NO ONE is Pro abortion.
However, there are cases where an abortion may be a necessity for a girl/ woman
Health of the mother, rape, Incest, death in utero, child with severe defects(unable to survive live birth, female child raped.
A law enforcing a female in one of these situations to carry a pregnancy to term, goes against the freedom in America our forefathers left their homelands to obtain.
Again, NO ONE is Pro Abortion.

Orem, UT

I'm a fan of small government in both fiscal and ethical areas, but I think this is fair. If you would like an abortion, choose to get one early in your pregnancy. That seems fair.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Holier than thou, purer than pure...

republicans hide proposed changes of law into wildly unrelated legislation.

The republican abortion bill in Virginia was part and parcel of a motorcycle bill.

republicans conveniently forget their past...

republican icon President Ronald Reagan signed an abortion bill while he was Gov. of California which led to the murder of over 2,000,000 babies.

Yet to this day "pro-abort" President Reagan is venerated by all things republican.

"...deceived by an administration...".

republicans lie to get elected...

North Carolina Gov. lied to voters about what he would do if elected.

"...propoganda machine...".

On a daily basis DN readers get a never ending load of pious holier than thou, purer than pure nonsense from republican lovers.

BOTH parties have/had/will continue to have major issues.

Voters are moving away from BOTH parties.

"...serious discussion...".

When republican lovers tone down the holier than thou, purer than pure rhetoric, voters might be willing to listen to what republicans are saying.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Just remember the baby has no say in this.

Salt Lake City, UT

@Coach Biff
"How can you possibly defend the abortion mills when you see what Kermit Gosnell did, atl? "

Gosnell committed a crime, Planned Parenthood did not.

Look, I'd rather we keep abortions to a minimum, but the nation where they're least common is not one where it's illegal. It's Belgium, a nation that has comprehensive access to birth control to everyone through universal healthcare. I prefer reducing abortions by reducing unplanned pregnancies. History shows that when abortion is banned women will drive to Mexico or some other state if they have the means. If they don't... they'll do something desperate. Remember that case of a Utah girl who had paid a guy to beat her up to try and induce a miscarriage a few years ago? There's decent odds she was scared of Utah's parental notification requirement. If we ban abortion we'll just see more desperate cases like that, more Gosnell types, and more women coming out of it with physical harm or maybe even death.

@There You Go Again
"The republican abortion bill in Virginia was part and parcel of a motorcycle bill."

That was North Carolina.

Iowa City, IA

Wow, what an incredibly mis-leading headline.

Glad to see though there are still incredibly intelligent people who know abortion is disgusting and barbaric when sought for convenience.

Societies who kill unborn children because the pregnancy is inconvenient are depraved and uncivilized. They will never prosper.

Gainesville, TX


You wrote "Health of the mother, rape, Incest, death in utero, child with severe defects(unable to survive live birth, female child raped"

As usual you trot out the most extreme cases and portray them as common. If you want to do that, then let's consider the paedophiles who take their victims to the abortion mills to cover up their crimes since parents of the victim do have to be informed. We all have compassion for these extreme cases; however, the great majority of women who have abortions are pressured by society and are rushed into the decision so the abortion industry can reap its monetary reward. Follow the money!
I know personally of case where the unborn child died in the womb. The mother could not bear to have her dead baby cut into pieces to abort it. She had trouble finding a doctor who would induce labor so her dead baby could be born whole. This woman is a heroine. Yes there are extreme cases when abortion has to be considered, but these causes should not be used to excuse the frivolous.

small town granny
small mining town, UT

"Health of the mother" "Women's Rights" "Women's Health Care" What about the rights of the unborn HUMAN baby? What about the health of the preborn family member? What about the pain of the unborn BABY? What about the many, many who would love to adopt that baby and give it the care it deserves?

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