June 30, 2021

AP Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Second and Third Trimester Abortions

A poll released by the Associated Press last week shows that most Americans believe abortion should be restricted or banned after the first trimester.

Unfortunately, 61% of Americans said that abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances during the first trimester. Encouragingly however, 65% said most or all second trimester abortions should be illegal. This increased to 80% in the third trimester.

For second trimester abortions, the poll found that, "34% say they should usually [19%] or always [15%] be legal, and another 30% say they should be illegal in most but not all cases."

Regarding third trimester abortions, 26% said that they should be illegal in most cases, 54% said that they should be illegal in all circumstances.

Statistics from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute indicate that over 100,000 abortions killed unborn babies in the second trimester or later during the year 2017 alone. Clearly government policy on abortion does not reflect public opinion.

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