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Overlapping “Pro-Choice” and “Pro-Life” Identities
Cristina Stanojevich,

GotW-Pro Life Choice 1-22-13 finalLast Friday, pro-life activists gathered at the National Mall to protest abortion and mark the 40thanniversary of Roe v. Wade as a “solemn occasion.” The March for Life rallied thousands of pro-life/anti-abortion activists to Washington D.C., but in an exceedingly complex debate over abortion, what do the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” actually mean to average Americans? It turns out that identifying as both pro-choice and pro-life is actually more common than one might expect: 43% of Americans overall choose both labels. To see how different religious groups break down, take a look at this week’s graphic of the week.