Most Americans want the Supreme Court to allow state restrictions on abortion or make it illegal: Vote

More Americans do not even want the Supreme Court to clear the way for states to impose restrictions on abortion as judges consider overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade judgment.

The annual Knights of Columbus / Marist poll released On Thursday, 44% of adults surveyed in the U.S. found that the court allowed “certain restrictions on abortions as determined by each state,” while 17% said they wanted the courts to “make abortions illegal.”

A further 36% said they wanted abortion to be “legal without restrictions at all times”, while 3% were unsure.

The results come as the district court weighs whether pre-viability restrictions on abortion are legal in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that has become a rallying cry for lawyers on both sides of the debate.

“While awaiting a decision in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, our poll continues to show that over 60% of Americans reject the central possession of Roe v. Wade and want to return the decision to the states or make abortion illegal,” KOC said Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly.

The question posed: “What comes closest to your view of what the Supreme Court should do when it reconsiders Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 ruling that makes abortion legal in the United States?”

The survey also found that 54% are against taxpayer funding for abortion; 73% are against financing abortions abroad; 71% support legal limits for abortion, and 63% are against allowing abortion pills to be sent by mail approved by the Food and Drug Administration last month, instead of being prescribed in person.

These results were consistent with the pro-life position, although 55% of respondents said they considered themselves pro-choice and 40% said they were pro-life.

“When it comes to the direction of government policy, there has been consistency and consensus in American public opinion on the issue of abortion for decades,” said Barbara Carvalho, director of Marist Poll.

In fact, a majority of respondents have long opposed taxpayer funding for abortion, even as President Biden and congressional Democrats try to reject the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal dollars to pay for abortion procedures.

“Our poll also shows that Americans are against policies that divert tax dollars to pay for abortion here and abroad. This is particularly relevant as the two-part Hyde amendment banning taxpayers’ funding of abortion is at stake,” he said. Mr. Kelly. “Since a super-majority of Americans believe that laws can protect both women and the unborn, the Knights of Columbus will continue to stand with them to support the dignity and worth of every human life.”

The survey of 1,004 adults, including 849 registered voters, was conducted 4-9. January and released ahead of the 49th annual March for Life on Friday, which begins at the National Mall.

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