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March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The overwhelming majority of Democrats thinking it’s morally wrong to hunt for sport, a new poll says. At the same time, only 38% of them think abortion is morally wrong.

The numbers are part of the latest Economist/YouGov Poll.

The two major political parties are markedly different on the issues of abortion, the death penalty, doctor-assisted suicide, premarital sex, and gay and lesbian sexual relationships, the poll results say.

Nearly two in three Democrats find abortion morally acceptable, while more than three quarters of Republicans do not. 

Leading conservative political commentator and radio host Michael Medved aptly captured the irony and moral disparity between taking the life of an animal versus a human when he tweeted, “New poll from #Economist says stunning 82% of Democrats think “hunting for sport” is morally wrong, but only 38% say same about abortion. If you're moved by respect for all living things, isn't an unborn baby a living thing? Doesn't it have the intrinsic worth of a deer or a duck?”

Medved also addressed the poll numbers in a column.

“Among Democrats, an astonishing 82 percent found ‘hunting animals for sport’ to be morally wrong,” he wrote.

“If this reflects a tender concern for all living things, isn’t it worth asking if a baby in the womb is a living thing?” Medved asked. “Even if someone doesn’t consider the baby to be fully human before delivery, surely that unborn child deserves as much respect as, say, a deer.”

“Yet Democrats find abortion more acceptable than hunting, by a margin of three to one” concluded Medved, “showing obtuse inconsistency at best, utter derangement at worst.”


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