Don’t let Democrats fool you.
Americans, like most of the world, are not crazed satanic lunatics who believe murdering a 9-month-old baby is somehow a manifestation of women’s rights. In fact, pro-abortion activists seem to be overestimating America’s support for the movement amid a recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
Only 10% of registered voters support the Democratic Party’s position on abortion access up to 9 months of pregnancy, according to the Harvard CAPS Harris Poll released Friday. The poll surveyed 1,308 registered voters from June 28-29.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act in September 2021, which legalizes abortion up until birth and removes bans on partial-birth abortions.
Prominent Democrats such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have claimed that such procedures are part of a “woman’s right to choose.”
Americans broadly support a state ban on abortion at varying stages of pregnancy, according to the data. The survey showed that 18% of Americans support banning abortion after 23 weeks, 23% support banning it after 15 weeks, 12% support banning it after six weeks, and 37% think states should enact a complete abortion ban except in cases of rape and incest.
Banning abortion access after 15 weeks of pregnancy is supported by over 75% of the women polled, while only 25% said abortion should be available to pregnant women 23 weeks and longer.
According to the latest Gallup polling, 60% of American women disagree with virtually unlimited abortion, permitted by Roe v Wade. In fact, of those polled, more men than women approved of unlimited abortion. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez represents a fringe, majority male view on abortion. https://t.co/f0HY48Tmc2
— Conrad Black (@ConradMBlack) June 30, 2022
Registered voters also signaled that abortion would not make a major impact on how they plan to vote in the midterms, according to the poll.
While 29% of voters said the Supreme Court decision would have “no effect” on how they vote in the midterms, the voters it did affect were split. Of those voters, 36% said they were more likely to vote Republican, and 36% said this decision made them more likely to vote for a Democratic candidate.
Twenty-five percent of voters believe that Supreme Court Justices should set abortion standards in the U.S., 31% believe Congress should make that decision, and 44% want that power to belong to the legislatures of each state, the poll reported.
The poll found that Americans disagree with pro-abortion activists protesting the Court’s decision outside justices’ homes. Almost 60% of voters said it was wrong for prominent Democrats to call the Supreme Court illegitimate, and 62% said people should not be allowed to protest outside a Supreme Court justice’s home.
Ultimately, this poll is good news. It shows that despite the incessantly vocal minority of radical abortion activists, most Americans seem to have a level head on the issue.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney