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Survey: Majority of Americans Favor Abortion Restrictions

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Aug 10
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A recent survey has found that the majority of Americans favor more restrictions on abortion, even if they are pro-choice.

The Christian Institute reports that the study, commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and carried out by The Marist Institute for Public Opinion, surveyed 1,009 people for a week in July.

The survey found that nearly eight in 10 Americans favor more restrictions on abortion. Additionally, 62 percent of those who identified as pro-abortion, also agreed that there should be more restrictions.

The survey also found that 23 percent said abortion should never be allowed in any circumstance, except for if the life of the mother was in danger.

Thirty percent said abortion should not be allowed except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

Additional findings of the survey were that 56 percent of people questioned said that health care providers should not be forced to perform abortions if it went against their religious beliefs. Forty-one percent of those who identify as pro-abortion also agreed with this.

“The American people have spoken clearly on their desire for abortion restrictions, less taxpayer funding of it, and common sense regulations on this industry to protect women’s health. Our courts, politicians, candidates and parties should heed this consensus,” said Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus.


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Publication date: August 10, 2016