Most Americans oppose unrestricted abortion in late pregnancy – UCA News

Sixty-one percent say abortion should be legal in all or most cases during the first trimester of a women’s pregnancy while 38% say it should not be. These were among results released recently from a nationwide poll on attitudes on abortion conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago. Subscribe to your daily free newsletter from UCA News The percentages supporting abortion in each case are higher for respondents who identified as Democrats or “nonreligious” and lower for those identifying as Republican, Independent, born-again or evangelical Christians or members of “other religions.” “Large majorities of the public believe it should be possible to obtain a legal abortion if the mother’s health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest,” said a report on the results posted at APNORC.org. “Three-quarters believe it should be possible to obtain an abortion if the child would be born with a life-threatening illness. “Only about half of the public believes it should be possible if the woman does not want to be pregnant for any reason,” it said.

Most Americans oppose unrestricted abortion in late pregnancy – UCA News

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