Anna Greenberg

Anna Greenberg is the managing director of GQR, a Democratic polling firm based in Washington, D.C. 

Recent Articles

Will Choice Be Aborted?

Americans are profoundly ambivalent about abortion. A majority of voters accept the formulation of the pro-choice movement that abortion should be legal, safe, and rare. Yet most Americans consider the procedure distasteful and will accept an array of restrictions on it, particularly if they see abortion as undertaken lightly or irresponsibly. The public's very ambivalence gives the anti-abortion forces a tactical advantage. The so-called pro-life movement has been able to parlay this advantage into effective stealth campaigns against abortion rights at the state level and in the courts. According to the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), women's reproductive rights today are more restricted than they were in 1973 when the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade. As their data show, abortion would be flatly illegal in 11 states if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Only six states and the District of Columbia are fully pro-choice. Sixteen states require waiting periods, and 21...