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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for May 12, 2019

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"What if I told you there’s an issue that unites a clear majority of Americans?

What if I told you that at least 60 percent of Independents, Republicans, and Democrats agree on that issue?

And what if I told you that the Democratic candidates for president are on the wrong side of that issue?  That they’re out of step with the party – and the country – they want to lead?

That’s exactly the case with abortion.

With just nine months to go before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic hopefuls seem to be competing to embrace the most extreme position on abortion even though it alienates an overwhelming majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle.  It is important to understand just how far Democratic candidates have strayed from public opinion – even among their own constituents.

After New York expanded access to late-term abortion even up to the moment of birth earlier this year, the Marist Poll – one of the country’s most respected surveys – found a broad consensus among the American people.

By about three-to-one, Americans oppose abortion after 20 weeks – or don’t want it at all.  This includes about eight in 10 Republicans and independents and nearly six in 10 Democrats.

This survey also found that 80 percent of Americans support limiting abortion to at most the first three months of a pregnancy.  This included nearly two-thirds of those identifying as pro-choice and a similar number of Democrats (64 percent). The poll was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.

Few issues command such massive majorities.  The revulsion these proposals caused was bipartisan.  But, while the polling showed that most Americans strongly opposed policies like those in New York and Virginia, Democratic presidential candidates appear to be doubling down on abortion."

There is more to this story which was authored by Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight and CEO of the Knights of Columbus.  The article was first published in the Des Moines Register."

The complete article recently appeared on the KofC.org site – you can find the link to the entirety of this article featured on the KofC.org web site at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

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