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The issue of abortion in the political arena became escapable after the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade. Nearly 50 years later, the issue of abortion continues to influence voting in all levels of government elections - from President to state governor. Although the restriction of legal abortion access disproportionally affects women, women are generally just as likely to support abortion as men. To research the phenomena of women voting and advocating against their own rights, I turned to religion - measured by how often a female attends religious ceremonies - as a possible explanation. In this paper, I delve into the correlation between religious commitment and abortion opinion to discover what motivates - or fails to motivate - a female’s opinion on legal abortions. Although this paper fails to reject the null hypothesis, I encourage future research that studies religious affiliation and age in relation to abortion opinion. Such research sheds light on voter tendencies and potential legislation in the United States.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Vadinsky, Jenna L., "Women against "Women's Rights": Pro-Life Women" (2020). Student Publications. 905.