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    Abortion Part Three: The Media

    We all are influenced my the media to varying extents. It’s impossible not to be influenced as the media saturates our lives with news and opinions flooding our consciousness from TV, radio, smartphones and the Internet. And these sources influence our thinking more than we realize. The media elite is much more liberal than the public in issues like abortion. The leaders are pro-choice in their views and their outlets, both print and electronic, reflect their views. They would have us believe that we as a nation are mostly pro-choice as well, but we’re not. The large majority of the public is in favor of restrictions on when a woman…

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    Abortion Part Two: Political Aspects

    The abortion issue has America divided into two primary camps , the pro-choice and pro-life supporters. Both claim to have the facts on their side. And, public opinion effects politicians’ and the courts’ positions far more than it should. Our congress persons, appellate court judges and justices very often base their official position on issues on what the pollsters say will have the best chance of getting them elected or reelected. For example, Al Gore, when a democratic congressman from a conservative district in Tennessee, voted pro-life 84 percent of the time. However, when he was running for president he changed his position to pro-choice. In a March 1, 2000,…