Gallup poll: Majority of Americans want more abortion restrictions

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A new Gallup poll, released on June 11, 2018, looks at Americans’ attitudes toward abortion. The poll revealed that 48 percent of Americans currently identify as pro-choice, and 48 percent identify as pro-life. But the poll also found that Americans still believe abortion should be restricted. This is something Planned Parenthood and its friends won’t admit, as they attempt to paint all abortion restrictions and regulations as extreme. In reality, they are out of step with the American people. In looking at the graph below, only 29 percent of the American people actually agree with the idea that abortion should be legal under any circumstances, at any time. According to the graph, it also means 68 percent of the American people disagree with Planned Parenthood and its friends:

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According to Gallup (emphasis added):

Although close to eight in 10 Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or some circumstances, further probing of their attitudes finds the public favoring more restrictive rather than less restrictive laws. In a follow-up question asked of those in the middle “legal under certain circumstances” group, most of these respondents say it should be legal “only in a few” rather than in “most” circumstances.

The result is that 43% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all (29%) or most (14%) circumstances, while a majority of 53% say it should be legal in only a few (35%) or no circumstances (18%). No fewer than 51% of Americans have favored more restrictive abortion laws since 1994, when Gallup first asked the follow-up probe of those saying abortion should be legal under certain circumstances.

Let’s reiterate here: A majority of Americans have, for the past 24 years, believed U.S. abortion law should be more restrictive, and this trend continues. In addition, by a 48 to 43 percent margin, the poll shows that Americans believe this so-called “medical procedure” is morally unacceptable. Gallup notes, “Though attitudes have fluctuated, at no point have more Americans said abortion is morally acceptable than have said it is morally wrong.”

In conclusion, Gallup makes a significant statement — one which should encourage pro-lifers to continue spreading the truth about life in the womb and to continue to help women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Gallup writes (emphasis added), “… [A] slim majority appear sympathetic to taking steps to limit the circumstances under which abortions are permitted.”

The poll was conducted May 1-10, 2018, and had a random sample of 1,024 adults from all 50 states.

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