Pro-life org doesn't buy survey showing that young Americans, college grads tend to favor abortion

A new survey shows that both young Americans and college-educated Americans favor legalizing abortion more than older Americans and those who have not graduated from college.

The Pew Research Center survey, released in late August, found that 70 percent of Americans between the ages of 18-29 say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 64 percent of adults aged 30-49 hold the same belief. Only 54 percent and 55 percent of older Americans between 50-64 and 65 and up hold the same pro-choice views, respectively.

[RELATED: SURVEY: Young Americans trust college profs more than military, police, religious leaders]

Virtually the same disparities were found when considering education levels, with 70 percent of college graduates and 60 percent of those with some college education claiming that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. The percentage of those who did not attend college and say abortion should be legal in all or most cases is 54 percent. 

Overall, in 2019, the survey found that 61 percent of the total adult population believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases -- a sharp 14 percent increase from the 47 percent total that held the same view ten years ago in 2009.

“Morality isn’t determined by polling numbers,” Matt Lamb, communications director for Students for Life, told Campus Reform. 

[RELATED: Survey: Over 75 percent of college students support legal abortion]

Lamb went on to note the problems associated with abortion polling.

“That’s one of the main flaws in most abortion polling. They use vague language and they don’t define their terms,” he stated. “I would be very skeptical of the poll results.”

As previously reported by Campus Reform, college-educated whites are more likely to say Trump is racist than non-college educated ones. 

Another recent survey found that young Americans are more likely to trust college professors than other prominent authority figures including the military, police officers, and religious leaders.

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This is the face of a woman who doesn't buy that women are paid less because of discrimination

Christina Hoff Sommers, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former philosophy professor, said Friday night on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher that the so-called "gender pay gap" is not because employers discriminate against women, but because of other factors.

Hoff Sommers, who recently commented on the perceived gender gap in education to Campus Reform in reaction to a study by University of Michigan professor Mark Perry, is a frequent critic of political correctness and modern-day feminism. 

"Any responsible economist who looks at the gap," Hoff Sommers told Maher, "what you see is that on average, women do if you look at all the men and all the women in the country working full-time, it turns out there's about a 20 to 23 percent gap. Now, is that because of discrimination? Well, people have tried to find the discrimination." 

[RELATED: Christina Hoff Sommers obliterates modern-day feminism --- in one minute]





"But first," she pointed out, "you have to do the proper controls and ask, what did they study in school? What job are they in? How many hours per week do they work? How long do they commute? How dangerous is the job?" 

"When you factor in these various things, the wage gap begins to narrow to the point of vanishing," Hoff Sommers said. 

The AEI scholar and former professor further stated that "most of the gap is explained by...it's this very high end where men are willing to work just punishing hours and weekends, and in law firms and in finance, and that has an enormous payoff." 

"Women do that too, of course," Maher responded. 

"They don't do it as much," Hoff Sommers rebuffed. "And now you can say it's unfair because women are maybe taking care of children or women don't have the liberty to do that. Now, that's true and that's an interesting discussion but notice that's not because employers are cheating them. It's because men and women behave slightly differently in private life." 

[RELATED: GENDER GAP? This conservative scholar's findings challenge popular narrative on the Left]

Given how some of the industries that tend to pay workers more, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)and finance are currently occupied by more men than women, this hypothesis from Hoff Sommers appears to hold water. 

A recently STAT News analysis of r

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UCLA prof: 'I don't see the Second Amendment as absolute, just like I don't see the First Amendment as absolute'

A University of California-Los Angeles professor is calling not only for gun control but also “qualifications” to freedom of speech in order to combat mass shootings fueled by racism, a phenomenon he says has only come to light since President Donald Trump’s election.

UCLA professor Douglas Kellner states that until just two years ago, “all of the previous shootings were rather divorced from sociopolitical factors,” claiming that while mass shootings occurred in the past, they were the results of “individual crises of young men,” having to do with things such as family life or school trouble, in an interview published by the university.

Kellner asserts that the phenomenon of mass shootings motivated by racist ideas is largely isolated to instances occurring since Trump's election.

“The toxicity of gun culture has created a new factor that we have never seen before, that was a major factor in the last few shootings, and that was the election of Donald Trump, and in particular, Trump’s rhetoric [on immigrants],” Kellner said, adding “there haven’t been particular racist school shootings before, or acts of domestic terrorism.”

[RELATED: Elite universities boost profs who call for gun control, dismiss mental health crisis]

The professor goes on to state matter-of-factly that the El Paso shooting “was completely different from any of the other acts of domestic terrorism [or] school shootings, because it was targeting Latinos and immigrants.”

When asked how an incident like the El Paso shooting was possible in Texas, given that the state has a long history of Latino and Mexican culture, Kellner replied, “again, I think it’s Trump,” recalling time he spent teaching in Texas between 1973 and the mid-1990s and noting that he didn’t remember any anti-Latino murders “by some racist shooter” during that time period.

Kellner, who teaches education, Germanic languages, and gender studies at UCLA, later expounds upon “the larger picture of what’s created divisions and increased violence in this country,” insinuating that the “divisive nature of Trump’s rhetoric” was to blame for the fact that “CNN, which was pretty neutral in the presidential election, has been increasingly anti-Trump” and for Fox News being what he calls “just a mouthpiece for Trump

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Christina Hoff Sommers obliterates modern-day feminism --- in one minute

Christina Hoff Sommers, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and former philosophy professor, blasted modern-day "feminism" on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher on Friday that, calling the left-wing movement "madness." 

Hoff Sommers, who said she identifies as a Democrat, specifically called out college faculty and students who feel "triggered" by certain statements and actions. She recalled students setting up "safe rooms" at colleges where she has given lectures and, at Oberlin College, even had to have a police detail for her own personal security. Hoff Sommers pinned this "snowflake" atmosphere, as it has been called by both conservatives and liberals, including Maher, on not just students, but also professors.

[RELATED: Safe spaces a 'recipe for fanaticism,' Hoff Sommers claims]

"There are these professors and they pass along these messages that [women are] all traumatized, we're all fragile, we're diminished under this patriarchal oppressive system," Hoff Sommers said, while adding that "this is madness." 

"American women, arguably, are among the freest, most self-determining in history," she continued. "And at the very moment where we have this opportunity for just profound equality with men, and to take on running of the world with men, at that very moment we start giving, especially undergraduate women at the more elite colleges, we start giving them the message that they're victims, they're fragile, they need not equality with men but protection from these toxic masculine hegemons." 

[RELATED: Jordan Peterson, dozens of academics attack Ivy League anti-male bias]

WATCH: 

Relevant portion begins around the 4:40 mark


Hoff Sommers has been an outspoken critic not just on modern-day "feminism," but also political correctness. She specifically cited an increasingly common "microaggression" on college campuses: using the phrase "you guys." 

Campus Reform has frequently reported on feminist and political correctness controversies at colleges across the country. 

For example, Campus Reform reported on a study finding a more disproportionate number of female-only scholarships than male-only scholarships. University of Michigan Professor Mark Perry commented on the study to Campus Reform: “That’s a remarkable story of female academic success in higher education that should be recognize

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U. Kentucky closes academic building to mandatory classes over a...mural

The University of Kentucky will not hold any required classes in one academic building because of a mural that some students find offensive.

Artist Ann Rice O’Hanlon’s 1930s work in Memorial Hall is the reason for UK making the move, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader, but the mural is currently covered and not visible. 

The mural depicts black Americans picking crops in a field as well as a Native American wielding a Tomahawk and resulted in a student protest during the spring 2019 semester. Students met with the UK president and came to a conclusion that the mural should be covered. 

University spokesman Jay Blanton told Campus Reform that required classes will be moved to different buildings in spring 2020.

[RELATED: Tufts to remove mural with only white people ‘to attract a diversity of people’]

“The university has made the decision that, beginning this spring, mandatory classes will no longer be held in Memorial Hall,” Blanton said. “Of course, organizations continue [to] utilize this venue, when they choose to do so, for events along with other facilities on campus.”

Blanton also said that in the fall 2019 semester, the university will engage with different members of the community to determine display options for the mural.

“We will be continuing a process over the next few months of engaging with students, faculty, and staff over how best to utilize this facility for the future and how best to display the mural,” the spokesman told Campus Reform. 

[RELATED: UVA forms committee to address ‘problematic’ ‘party culture’ mural]

“Ultimately, right now President Capilouto wants more dialogue and to involve more people about how do we further contextualize the space,” Blanton said, according to the report.

Tsage Douglas, who is a UK student and helped organize the protest, told the Herald-Leader that she is pleased to see that the university is moving forward with the action plan presented by the Black Student Advisory Council.

However, this is not the first time that the mural has been covered, and in 2015 an identical move was made after student protests. In 2018, artist Karyn Olivier contextualized the work by adding black figures from Kentucky’s history to the dome containing the mural.

[RELATED: U. of Kentucky covers mural of settlers ‘to respond to

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