One thing can be said for the students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. At the very least, they have a more nuanced approach to looking at abortion and contraception than their older counterparts.
In their yearly polling of students on campus, the Big Red poll showed a campus that could separate the fact that Planned Parenthood provides a myriad of services to support reproductive health from the fact that they also provide abortions.
According to the Daily Nebraskan:
Unlike the American public, UNL students have a “nuanced” view of abortion, [Michael Wagner, an assistant professor of political science] said.
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On one hand, a majority of students, 57 percent, said they support Nebraska Fetal Pain law, which bars abortions after 20 weeks on the possibility that the fetus could feel pain.
Conversely, a majority of students, 67 percent, do not support the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Wagner said this shows most of the respondents are anti-abortion after 20 weeks, but they also recognize that Planned Parenthood offers more services than just abortion.
Now if only politicians could be that nuanced.