A larger percentage of Americans believe that cloning animals is morally worse than aborting babies, but at least more people oppose abortion than support it, Gallup’s latest annual Values and Beliefs poll found. According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans say abortion is morally wrong, while 42 percent say it is morally acceptable. The split between conservatives and liberals on abortion was the widest of all the views: 73 percent of liberals say abortion is acceptable, compared to 23 percent of conservatives. The next most divisive issues are the acceptance of homosexual relationships and assisted suicide, which both have a 36 point split between liberals (81 percent and 71 percent, respectively) and conservatives (45 percent and 36 percent). —S.G.
Abortionist Rebecca Gomperts, owner of Aid Access, said in a statement on her group’s Facebook page that she won’t follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s orders to stop sending illegal abortion-inducing pills to women in the United States. —S.G.