The U.S. Senate, in a 51-47 vote, adopted an amendment expressing “the sense of the Congress” that “Roe v. Wade was an appropriate decision and secures an important constitutional right; and such decision should not be overturned.”

That means the U.S. Senate is more pro-abortion than the public at large:

• A May 1999 CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll reported that 58% of the public believed that abortion should be “illegal in all circumstances.”

• A July 1998 survey of American women conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates for the pro-abortion Center for Gender Equality found that 70% of American women favor “more restrictions” on abortion and 53% believe that abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape, incest or to save the mother's life.

National Right to Life Committee, Oct. 21