Tuesday, January 08, 2013

New Poll: 83 Percent of Americans Favor Significant Abortion Restrictions

Four decades after the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new Kof C-Marist Poll shows that more than 8 in 10 Americans (83 percent) favor significant restrictions.

The poll reveals that support for significant abortion restrictions has increased by four points since last year -- rising from 79 percent to 83 percent.

Of the 83 percent who support significant restrictions on abortion, 10 percent believe abortion should never be permitted; 12 percent believe abortion should be allowed only to save the life of the mother; 34 percent would restrict abortion only to cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother; and 27 percent would limit abortion to -- at most -- the first three months of pregnancy.

Just 11 percent would allow abortion at any time, while 6 percent would allow it during the first six months of pregnancy.

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