The trouble is deeper than just winning a political battle with dishonesty. That is a much bigger problem than we are willing to admit but we have kind of gone there. We accept dishonesty as a legitimate tactic in political debate. It is not a good choice because we end up with lousy government but it a choice society has made. What we are seeing here is the spread of that evil. That is what happens when you accept sin. You don't just pay the price and that is that. It grows. It infects more and more of life. Here we have dishonest politics infecting science.
Guttmacher surveys healthcare professionals “selected on the basis of their professional affiliation, training, experience and specialization on the subject.” (1) Who these people are remains unavailable, as do their qualifications (what counts as specialization?), as do the questions asked in the survey (and whether those questions contain any relative bias), thus rendering the survey unrepeatable — an issue for any scientist. But the Guttmacher Institute is resolute, well-funded, and undeterred by such trifles.
The ironic thing is that secular people sing the praises of science. Science is the wonderful thing. Religion is a medieval relic. But it is the secular people that corrupt science. When push comes to shove they don't want to follow scientific truth any more than they want to follow religious truth. They want to rationalize their behavior rather than honestly seek the truth.
Can science survive? I don't see how. It depends on the integrity of the scientist. That is precisely what is breaking down. What will prevent it from coming completely unraveled? The morals of society? They continue to degrade. Will political players want truth more than they want to push their ideology? Have you observed an election campaign lately? Will they respect science enough to not use political power to corrupt research? Remember we have created a political system where an honest politician cannot win. So what can we really expect? We give a bunch of liars a lot of power and see what happens.