We sat down with Adam Sharp, Head of Twitter News, Government and Elections, to discuss some of the key issues voters across the United States are talking about ahead of Tuesday's midterms. What is the number one thing people are talking about in regards to politics and this election? President Obama-- and we will see if that makes a difference when voters head to the polls.
This is the 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented meant that a woman has a Constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That's what a fetus as young as six weeks is.
Small wonder these protesters still come every year to register their continuning objections. Some estimates are that as many as 55 million abortions -- 55 million -- have occurred since the Court acted.
In that time, science has given us an ever clearer picture of just how much of a baby a fetus is. At 20 weeks, we now know, these tiny creatures can hear, even recognize a mother's voice. Their toenails are growing and their hearts beat loud enough to be heard by a stethoscope.
The moral case for allowing such beings to be killed grows ever weaker and its advocates resort to ever more absurd euphemisms to describe what they're supporting. They're not really pro abortion, they've long said, they're pro choice. This isn't about killing unborn babies. it's about reproductive health.
The biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood. In 2012, this organization says it carried out -- quote -- "abortion procedures" 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents, it's not parenthood.
These protesters here today understand that there is something deeply false and wrong about all this. They come each year to remind the rest of us.
A 30-year old graduate student attending the University of Iowa's Carver College was charged with assault after punching an elderly woman holding a pro-life sign in Iowa City, IA.
Police say Man Chun John Ma, from Hong Kong, struck the 78-year old in the back and caused bodily injury. Ma admitted that he was wrong to strike the woman, but that he thought opposing abortion was "strange."
Ma was reportedly released from jail the same evening--
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's controversial Roe v Wade decision making it legal to have an abortion. The country continues to be divided over those who supoprt a woman's right to choose and those that argue they are protecting the rights of the unborn.
What do you think? Vote in our poll and tune in tonight at 6pmET as Shannon Bream reports on the story and our panel discusses with Bret! Also, check out the results of this Pew Reseach Center poll that found 63% of adults oppose overturning Roe v Wade as compared to 60% in 1992. Thoughts?