Morning Consult reporter: Young people are moving away from 'pro-life, 'pro-choice' labels

Morning Consult senior reporter Joanna Piacenza said on Thursday that young people are increasingly moving away from pro-life and pro-choice labels. 

"Although the general population is familiar with these labels and probably takes one of them to heart, and identifies as such, young people are in many ways moving away from them or saying, you know it is a complicated or nuanced topic, and they don't feel comfortable falling into one category or another," Piacenza told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

A Gallup poll conducted in June found that despite labeling themselves as "pro-life" or "pro-choice," a majority of Americans believe that abortion services should be legally available in all or limited circumstances. 

The survey found that 48 percent of Americans labeled themselves as "pro-life," while another 48 percent said they were "pro-choice." 

Forty-three percent of Americans in the same poll said that abortion should be legal in all or most circumstances, while 35 percent said it should be legal in a few circumstances, and 18 percent said it should be legal under no circumstances. 

The issue of abortion is back in the spotlight as the Senate considers President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Liberals have been quick to question Kavanaugh's views on reproductive rights and have expressed fears that he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. 

Kavanaugh largely sidestepped questions about abortion on Wednesday, saying that the case was "important precedent" and "reaffirmed many times."

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called Kavanaugh's answer a "judicial dodge."

— Julia Manchester