Abortion weighs heavily on the minds of registered voters,
according to information from a recent Gallup poll.
The random sample from Gallup, which involved more than 1,400 people
in all 50 states, indicates that one in six voters will vote only
for candidates for major offices who share their own views on
abortion. Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee tells
OneNewsNow that's been consistent over three decades -- and people
are more motivated to turn out this year, she adds.
"And more people who are concerned about protecting unborn
children will vote for pro-life candidates because the candidate is
pro-life than [will vote for] our opponents," Tobias notes. "Those
who think abortion should be legal will vote for a candidate
because that candidate supports legal abortion."
Tobias emphasizes that 1.2 million babies are aborted every year
in the U.S. alone.
"And the best way that we can protect them is to elect
candidates who will pass laws to protect the children [and] to
elect a president who will appoint judges to the Supreme Court who
will overturn Roe v. Wade," she says. "There is no way
that you can overestimate the importance of this election."
The presidential race is expected to be a close one, and if one
in six voters are pro-life as indicated in the Gallup poll, that
block could decide the outcome of the race.