Gallup released the results of its annual poll on whether Americans do or don’t find a couple dozen practices morally acceptable. As has frequently been the case, Americans do not find abortion to be morally okay.
The new poll finds a plurality of Americans, 49-42 percent, find abortion to be morally unacceptable. A 49-45 percentage point plurality also found assisted suicide morally unacceptable and an 83-13 percent majority find cloning human beings to be morally bad as well.
The only pro-life issue on which Americans say is morally okay is “medical research using cells from human embryos.” There, a 60-32 percentage point majority find embryonic stem cell research to be alright. Those numbers likely would have changed has Gallup informed respondents that the human embryos — unique human beings — are killed to obtain the cells for research.
Below are the images from Gallup showing the morally acceptable and then the morally unacceptable responses for pro-life issues compared with others on which Gallup polled.