A recent survey from the Pew Institute found that 54% of Asian Americans feel that abortion should remain legal in the United States. But just how passionate the community feels about the issue is in question.
A blog in 8 Asians observed that a recent protest in San Francisco in support of abortion rights included very few Asian Americans. There were a number of Asian American politicians in the crowd, but just a handful of rank and file Asian Americans among the demonstrators.
This is an observation I have also noticed in watching news footage of similar protests in the past. In contrast, anti-abortion protests in San Francisco have included congregations of various Asian American churches.
Could this be that the abortion rights movement has not done a good job of reaching out to Asian Americans? Or is this an indication that support for abortion among Asian Americans is soft or perhaps just not a high priority compared to the other issues Asian Americans face? Let AsamNews know what you think by commenting below.