Press Release May 16, 2009

Richard Land thrilled that more Americans are ‘Pro-Life’ than ‘Pro-Choice'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— "A Gallup poll released today":http://www.gallup.com/poll/118399/More-Americans-Pro-Life-Than-Pro-Choice-First-Time.aspx shows a majority of Americans, 51 percent, identify themselves as “pro-life” instead of “pro-choice.” This is the first time the poll reflects a “pro-life” majority since it began in 1995.

Dr. Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, commented on the news:

“I am thrilled by this information but not surprised. I have been telling people in the media for years that the pro-life movement has yet to crest in the United States and that it is a vibrant, growing, youthful movement. One cannot attend the pro-life rallies that I attend across the country and fail to notice the youth, the energy and the commitment of the men and women, boys and girls in attendance. The figures have been trending in this direction for years.

“We are winning the battle for hearts and minds in our culture on the life issue, and we in the pro-life movement must not grow weary in well-doing. Let’s thank God for blessing our efforts and redouble our efforts on behalf of the unborn.”

p(notes). *Read the full story:* "Majority of Americans pro-life, Gallup says":http://erlc.com/article/majority-of-americans-pro-life-gallup-says/ by Tom Strode

_The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.2 million members in over 44,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C._

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