More Americans Call Themselves 'Pro-Life'

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More Americans have called themselves "pro-life" than "pro-choice" on the issue of abortion, according to the latest Gallup poll.

The survey shows 47 percent said they are pro-life and 45 percent are pro-choice.

This is the third consecutive time Gallup has found more Americans siding for pro-life than pro-choice since May 2009.

The pro-life side has maintained a lead in the poll for a year now, reaching as high as 51 percent to 42 percent last May.

Gallup said more Republicans and Independents have moved to the pro-life side. And the pro-choice label has become popular among Democrats.

The poll, which was conducted May 3-6, is based on phone interviews with 1,029 adults aged 18 and older.

Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America, appeared on the CBN Newschannel's Midday program to talk more about the controversial issue. Click play for her comments.

*Original broadcast May 20, 2010.

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