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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:09 AM

Majority Say Abortion Should Be Legal

Source: PoliticalWire


June 16, 2019 at 9:12 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds 56% of Americans think abortion should be legal or legal most of the time — up seven points since 2008.

“But the consistency of the movement is more remarkable. The percentage of men saying abortion should be legal all or most of the time has climbed two points in that time. Among women it has climbed 11 points. It’s climbed 13 points among Democrats and four points among Republicans.”

“In a country where growing divisions have become the main uniting principle, that kind of unidirectional movement is noteworthy.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:14 AM

1. depends on location for sure as the majority in some southern states would not agree

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:43 AM

3. Very much so.

Data at the link is a bit old (2014), but shows in most cases, 74% approve in Massachusetts, but only 36% approve in Mississippi. As one would imagine, it correlates very strongly with red and blue states and fundigelical religion.

https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/compare/views-about-abortion/by/state/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:26 AM

2. 56%?

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Actually, I'm really surprised it isn't higher.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:50 AM

4. Pew research Center found 58% support last year.

That number supported abortion in most cases, but they also found that a higher percentage, 69%, did not want Roe overturned.

I’m hoping that the drastic laws that red states are passing will actually make people stop and think about consequences. Those laws mean that a women with cancer must risk dying because the treatment would harm the fetus. Or a woman with an ectopic pregnancy would die without the fetus being removed. Or a woman with dangerously high blood pressure and potential for stroke should not have treatment because it might be abortion to save her life. Or the fetus has died in the womb but the woman has to risk infection and possible infertility because it cannot be removed.

We need to use examples like this over and over to counter the idea that most abortions are just because women couldn’t be bothered to use birth control.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:01 PM

5. Yes

Once again Democrats and people on the left allow republicans to control the narrative. The horror stories of how these laws affect real people in real life are compelling.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:27 PM

6. I fear the SC ruling on this issue.

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