The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Real People, Real Life and Abortion

Aug 1, 2022

The news media keeps saying that abortion is a divisive issue in this country. But actually, the vast majority of the people in this country, in every poll you see, state they are in favor of abortion remaining LEGAL in one form or another.

The percentage of people who believe that abortion should be against the law in ALL circumstances are between 10 to 14% of the population in the U.S.—a small minority. This has been shown in multiple opinion polls spanning decades. To look at this another way, 86 to 90% of the population understands that criminalizing abortion is a problem.

The real-life situations in which abortion happens are complicated. Some situations in which an abortion becomes necessary are heart-wrenching. Most people understand that. It is only a small minority that wants to completely outlaw abortion.

The issue of abortion rights is being used by the two main political parties to energize their voting base to come out to the polls. For political gain, controversy is being deliberately amplified when in reality, much room for agreement exists.