The latest Marist survey taken for the Knights of Columbus reveals that 59% of Americans support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, except to save the life of the mother. Only 35% oppose the ban. Twenty weeks is the point at which medical science demonstrates that the unborn child can experience pain.
There is also overwhelming bi-partisan opposition to the use of tax payer dollars to pay for abortions at home or aboard and support for broad limitations on abortion.
Conducted December 12-19, 2016, the poll found a total of 52% believe abortion should be available “only in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother” (30%); only to save the life of the mother (12%); or never permitted under any circumstances (10%). Another 22% would limit abortion to the first three months of a pregnancy.
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