A large majority of Americans say they support restrictions on abortion, a new poll from the Knights of Columbus and Marist Poll suggests.
In the survey of 1,004 adults, pollsters found that 71 percent of Americans think abortion should be heavily limited and only allowed in certain instances.
Of the Americans who favor more regulation on killing unborn babies in the womb, 22 percent think abortion should be illegal beyond the first trimester. Another 28 percent think abortion should be allowed only in cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother’s life, while 9 percent say it should be allowed only when the mother’s life is threatened.
“81% of Americans believe laws can protect both the mother and her unborn child,” the report states.
While only 12 percent of Americans believe abortion should be outlawed altogether, at least 49 percent of Democrats, 93 percent of Republicans, and 70 percent of independents say they favor more regulations protecting babies in the womb, not fewer.
The poll also found that the majority of Americans, 54 percent, do not agree with taxpayer-funded abortions in the United States despite the Biden administration’s efforts to reinstate them. An even higher percentage, 73 percent, say the United States should not use tax dollars to fund abortions overseas. Of those who oppose or strongly oppose funding for abortions abroad, 59 percent “self-identify as pro-choice.”
Despite the fact that President Joe Biden’s Food and Drug Administration just greenlit mail-order abortion drugs, 63 percent of Americans say they oppose the practice.
The overwhelming opposition to loosening abortion restrictions shows that despite Democrat and corporate media’s efforts to convince the nation otherwise, most Americans do not want unfettered access to killing unborn babies. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which evaluates whether Roe v. Wade still has a hold on the nation, by the end of the justices’ 2021-2022 term.