Poll: overwhelming majority support legal limits on abortion

A new poll suggests that Americans may be ready for the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade to be overturned.

What that recently-released poll, from the Knights of Columbus and Marist, found was that the overwhelming majority of Americas support the placement of legal limitations on abortion. 

The specific percentage, in fact, is 71. It includes 93 percent of Republicans, 70 percent of Democrats, and 49 percent of Democrats.

Marist conducted the poll on behalf of the Knights of Columbus between January 4th and January 9th surveying 1,0004 “adults.” The Knights of Columbus has been conducting this poll yearly for over a decade.

Additional findings

In addition to the above, the pollster made a number of other findings that, more or less, upend the Democrats’ abortion agenda.

The reader, for example, may remember talk from the Democrats of eliminating the Hyde and Helms Amendments, which, respectively, stop the government from using taxpayer money to fund abortion domestically and abroad. The pollster found that Americans support both amendments, with 54 percent supporting the Hyde Amendment and 73 percent supporting the Helms Amendment.

The reader may also be familiar with Biden’s administration easing of federal rules to allow health care providers to send abortion-inducing drugs to patients through the mail. Again, 63 percent of Americans reject this change.

In addition, the pollster found that 75 percent of Americans are against forcing health care professionals to perform abortions if they have religious objections to the procedure. And, the pollster found that 54 percent of Americans are against forcing organizations who have religious objections to abortion to provide insurance coverage for the procedure.

Accordingly, the poll would seem to suggest that Americans outright reject the Democrats’ abortion agenda.

Looking ahead

This poll comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. At issue is the legality of a Mississippi law that bans abortions at the 15-week mark of the pregnancy.

This case has presented the court with the opportunity to overrule at least a part of Roe thus returning the issue of abortion to state legislatures.

At this point, it is unclear what the justices will decide. During oral arguments, the court’s conservative majority did seem to suggest that they are seriously considering upholding the Mississippi law. But, we won’t know for sure until the court releases its decision, which is expected to happen this summer.

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