Monday, July 25, 2011

Poll: Pro-life America Becomes More So

A new Gallup survey asked Americans their opinion about a slate of pro-life laws frequently considered by Congress and state legislatures across the country and the results show most Americans support most pro-life laws.

For background, read Pro-life Trends Continue in American Opinion and also read Pro-life Legislation Floods America

-- From "Most Americans favor abortion consent laws" by UPI 7/25/11

A Gallup poll says 70 percent of U.S. citizens favor requiring parental consent for a minor seeking an abortion.

The poll, released Monday, showed the same percentage support establishment of a 24-hour waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion. Gallup said nearly two-thirds of those polled favor making a procedure known as "partial birth abortion" illegal. The poll also said 57 percent of Americans oppose laws prohibiting health clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding.

Gallup said most Democrats and Republicans favor informed consent, parental consent, 24-hour waiting periods and a ban on "partial birth abortion."

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From "Poll: Voters split on abortion changes" by Elias Groll, Politico 7/25/11

Fifty percent favor laws requiring viewing an ultrasound be viewed and 46 oppose them, while 51 percent are against allowing healthcare providers to opt out and 46 favor that, the poll found.

Opponents of abortion rights have in recent years shifted their efforts from the federal to the state level and have unveiled a wide range of measures limiting abortions.

Gallup also found that while opinions on abortion tend to be similar between men and women, the issue breaks down strongly along partisan lines. For instance, two thirds of Republicans back the ultrasound requirements, but only about half of Democrats.

The survey comes against the background of a record-setting pace of abortion legislation at the state level.

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From "Poll: Majority of Americans oppose bans on abortion-clinic funding, favor late-term-abortion bans" by Sofia Resnick, The Washington Independent 7/25/11

87 percent favor (11 percent oppose) “a law requiring doctors to inform patients about certain possible risks of abortion before performing the procedure.”

Regionally, the poll found that South and Midwest respondents were more supportive of the restrictions than East and West respondents.

According to the Guttmacher Institute, following this year’s abundance of abortion-related legislation — 19 states enacted 80 laws implementing the aforementioned restrictions in the first half of 2011 – 24 states now have waiting-period requirements for abortion-seekers and 19 states require that women seek a form of counseling. So far this year, five states – Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas and Oklahoma – adopted laws that ban abortion after 20 weeks.

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From "Gallup Poll: Americans Support Pro-Life Laws Limiting Abortions" by Steven Ertelt, 7/25/11

The results show 87 percent of Americans support laws requiring abortion practitioners to inform women of the risks associated with an abortion before doing one, another 71 percent support parental consent before a teen under 18 can get an abortion, and 69 percent of Americans support a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion so women can find abortion alternatives.

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Also read the full Gallup Poll story