A new poll, conducted on October 13, 2017, and commissioned by the Susan B. Anthony List, has reaffirmed the fact that Americans overwhelmingly want to see abortion restricted beginning at 20 weeks gestation (approximately five months).
A press release from SBA List specifies that the polling group, McLaughlin & Associates, “conducted the survey of 1,000 likely voters (33% Republicans, 36% Democrats, 31% Independents)” with a ±3.1 percent error margin.
The pollsters posed two questions to likely voters, one dealing with the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back Obamacare’s contraception mandate (results: 51% in favor and 36% opposed), and this one: “The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape and incest. Do you support or oppose the legislation outlawing most abortions after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy?”
Those in favor were 62.2 percent, with 40.4 percent of those feeling “strongly” in favor. Those opposed were 25.3 percent, with 15.1 percent of those “strongly” opposed.
Guy Benson from Townhall.com pointed out that while pro-abortion groups continue to paint restricting abortion at 20 weeks as “extreme,” the public largely disagrees with them:
Democrats & much of the media call one of these abortion stances “extreme.” pic.twitter.com/WT6FBpa5Bz
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 17, 2017
Benson writes at Townhall:
A similar survey taken roughly a year ago found nearly identical results, with two-thirds of women (and nearly 80 percent of young voters) in favor of the bill. The SBA List has also highlighted that this moderate, common-sense reform enjoys strong support in key 2018 Senate battleground states. You may be inclined to dismiss this data due to its source, but please recall that a Huffington Post poll taken at the zenith of the Texas debate also showed two-to-one support for measures like this.
The SBA List press release also notes the bill’s broad support:
Voter support for the legislation is especially high among millennials (78 percent), African-Americans (70 percent), and Hispanics (57 percent). Several national polls have found that as many as 51 percent of Democrats support limiting abortion after twenty weeks.
In other words, despite the lobbying of pro-abortion organizations, Americans still want greater restrictions on abortion — not fewer. More Americans are beginning to see what abortion is and what it does, and it is extremely disturbing. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains a second trimester D&E abortion, typically committed between 13 and 24 weeks:
As has been pointed out before, the United States is also extreme compared to the rest of the world, as one of only seven countries which allows abortions past 20 weeks.
While the majority of research points to the likelihood that preborn human beings can feel pain at 20 weeks, more recent research shows that children in the womb may begin to feel pain even in the first trimester. Experts, like Dr. Maureen Condic, have stated that the “neural circuitry responsible for the most primitive response to pain, the spinal reflex, is in place by eight weeks of development.”
Despite the fact that Oregon and Illinois recently passed extreme legislation that forces taxpayers to pay for abortions, taxpayer-funded abortions are also extremely unpopular with Americans. In January, Live Action News reported on a poll showing that 83 percent of those polled opposed the idea of using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.