Poll analyzer FiveThirtyEight asks for abortion stories, gets overwhelming pro-life responses

"You have to read these responses! Story after story on how #ChoosingLife brought joy, love, and empowerment to countless families," March for Life said.

Updated: December 28, 2021 - 9:12am

Polling analysis website FiveThirtyEight asked women to share their abortion experiences, and received an overwhelming number of pro-life responses on Twitter. 

On Christmas Day, FiveThirtyEight posted the request on Twitter. "Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you," the outlet wrote, including a link to the website where women can fill out a Google form about their abortion. 

The outlet states there are fewer abortion "clinics and more restrictions. And now it seems likely that the Supreme Court will limit the right to abortion even further. As we document the impact of these shifts, we want to include the voices of people who have had abortions in the U.S." 

Many people gave pro-life responses and even March for Life highlighted the tweet with the caption, "You have to read these responses! Story after story on how #ChoosingLife brought joy, love, and empowerment to countless families."

"This account tastefully posed this question on Christmas, the day celebrating the birth of Christ, but the replies are wonderful stories of courage and joy. Huzzah!" Actress Patricia Heaton wrote.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) took note of the tweet's timing as well. "Here’s a story: every Christmas we celebrate the unexpected birth of a child that saved the world," he wrote.

The tweet's replies are filled with personal stories and photos about why people were happy they or someone they love did not get an abortion.

Pastor and former football player Dr. Derwin Gray said, "At 16, my mom was told to abort me. She said, 'No.' I'm so thankful she did."

Father Tom Pringle of the Orlando Roman Catholic Diocese wrote, "Doctor was concerned that my mom’s last child was going to be born with Down’s Syndrome, recommended that she abort the baby. Well, look what the Lord did...I was born 100% healthy, no issues except a small hole in my ear that closed within days. Now, I’m a priest."

Film producer Kira Davis reflected on her family's abortion story. "My Father-in-law was born poor&black in rural, segregated MI. His mother tried to abort him; procedure failed. He went on to be pastor who lifted the lives of countless others; 4 children, 9 grandchildren &6 great grandchildren. A stunning legacy bc one baby survived abortion," she wrote.

Actor Nick Searcy said, "My son was born extremely prematurely to a single mother who lived in the projects. Rather than abort him, she gave him life and allowed us to adopt him. He’s the handsomest and sweetest young man you could ever meet. I thank God for him every day."

National Review writer Alexandra DeSanctis Marr replied, "Fifty years ago, seven unelected justices invented a right to abortion that doesn’t exist in the Constitution. Since then, more than 65 million unborn human beings have been killed. Abortion harms everyone and solves nothing. There’s your story."

Fox News senior editor Will Ricciardella commented, "This could not have backfired any harder."

"They ask for stories because they know abortion violence is murder, and not like pulling a tooth," American Life League said.

FiveThirtyEight tweeted the survey link every day from Wednesday to Sunday and received similar pro-life responses each time.

The tweet comes as the Supreme Court is debating Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case focusing on a Mississippi law which prohibits most abortions after 15 weeks of gestation.