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Two-thirds of Americans support pro-life legislation: poll

Political pundits say the abortion issue will favor Democrats in the 2024 elections. But a new poll separates fact from fiction on Americans’ opinions on pro-life issues.

The 2024 Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll results offer a “consistent consensus” showing backing for legal restrictions on abortion. The survey found that two-thirds of respondents back limitations on abortion, with the majority also supporting capping the procedure at three months of pregnancy. Just 29 percent of Americans indicated they believe abortion should be legally permissible at any point in a pregnancy.

Adding to these findings, Americans also overwhelmingly – nearly 90 percent — believe it’s possible to have laws protecting both a woman and her unborn child. Overall, the percentage calling themselves pro-life is at 40 percent, up one percentage point from the previous year’s polling.

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“This year’s poll makes clear that a consistent consensus of Americans supports legal restrictions on abortion, and an overwhelming majority support pregnancy resource centers, which assist mothers and their children in greatest need,” the organization’s Partick Kelly said. “I’m very proud that our Knights across the United States. and Canada have raised more than $7 million to support these vital centers through our ASAP, or Aid and Support After Pregnancy program.”

As CBN News has reported, pro-life pregnancy centers have come under assault, both rhetorically and physically, since 2022, the year the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion across the country. The high court’s Dobbs decision sent abortion back to the states, igniting newfound debates around the issue and shifting legislative efforts among both pro-life and pro-choice advocates.

The poll results, released every January, were based on interviews with 1,371 U.S. adults.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice


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