Over 80 percent of women say they would ban late-term abortion and restrict abortion to the first three months of pregnancy, a new survey finds.
According to a new Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, 81 percent of Americans — including 82 percent of women and 66 percent of abortion supporters — say abortion should be banned after the first trimester of a pregnancy.
As the Washington Free Beacon noted, these numbers show the extreme unpopularity of the pro-abortion views of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, who has gone out of her way in recent weeks to trumpet her support for taxpayer-funded abortions for poor people and minorities. Earlier this month, she called for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment — which legally restricts tax dollars from funding abortions. Clinton’s taxpayer-funded abortion promise came just days after Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, endorsed the former Secretary of State.
According to the Marist poll, 68 percent of Americans, including 69 percent of women and 51 percent of abortion supporters, oppose taxpayer-funded abortions, while only 29 percent support it. Funding abortion with tax dollars seems to be wildly out-of-step with most American voters, especially women.
Though taxpayer funds cannot legally be used to directly fund abortions under current law, Planned Parenthood received $528 million in tax dollars to support its activities, which largely consist of abortion. President Barack Obama recently vetoed a bill that would have reduced taxpayer funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider.
The Marist poll also found that 60 percent of Americans, including 61 percent of women and 33 percent of abortion supporters, say that abortion is morally wrong.
More than half (51 percent) of Americans and 34 percent of abortion supporters believe doctors and health care organizations should be able to legally opt out of providing abortion services if they object to it for moral reasons.
The poll was conducted in November of 2015 and has a 2.4 percent margin of error. The 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, asserted that abortion is a right guaranteed by the Constitution, is January 22.