A very large poll is out with a read that 65% of American’s do NOT want the Roe v Wade High Court opinion repealed….
Indeed the issue in another pool is important to 40% of the public….
Anti-Abortionist’s might be happy…
But they are in a vast minority of American’s in their goal….
The question is?
What will the political reaction be?
We know that women will contiue to get abortions….
Will Justice Alito & Co. turn on other American ‘Rights’ to jettison?
Two-thirds of Americans say they don’t want the Supreme Court to reverse its decision that legalized abortion federally, and even larger majorities say they do not want opinions on personal liberties involving marriage and contraception overturned.
An exclusive The 19th/Momentive poll of more than 8,000 Americans revealed strongly held opinions on maintaining Supreme Court precedent on cases rooted in the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of personal liberty.
In the poll, U.S. voters were asked about the following cases and whether they thought these rulings and the rights they guaranteed should stand:
- Roe v. Wade, which in 1973 established the constitutional right to abortion
- Loving v. Virginia, which in 1967 found laws banning interracial marriages violated the 14th Amendment
- Obergefell v. Hodges, which in 2015 established the constitutional right to same-sex marriage
- Griswold v. Connecticut, which in 1965 established a federal right to access contraception
Sixty-five percent of Americans, including 87 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Republicans, would like to see the standard set by Roe maintained. That decision held that abortion was a constitutional right because of the right to privacy guaranteed by the 14th Amendment’s due process clause. The right applied until a fetus could live independently outside the womb, roughly 22 to 25 weeks gestational age. Even higher percentages of Americans do not want to see rulings establishing the rights to interracial marriage, contraception and marriage equality — all based in the 14th Amendment — overturned.
“Roe comes from the same set of cases where the Supreme Court has interpreted the 14th Amendment for intimate relational rights,” Rachel Rebouché, the interim dean of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and a scholar of reproductive health and family law, told The 19th. “If abortion has no history or tradition as being rooted as a 14th Amendment right, for many people this has now opened up the question about what about these other rigths and are they now subject to attack.”….
A new Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds 40% of adults nationwide say abortion is one of the most important issues to them, while 39% say it is somewhat important, and 21% say it is not very or not at all important….
Asked what public policy on abortion should be, 29% say abortion should be legal in all cases, 38% say legal in most cases, 24% say it should be illegal in most cases, and 8% say illegal in all cases.
Those who say abortion should be illegal in all cases are the most likely to say it is one of the most important issues to them, followed by those who say it should be legal in all cases. The middle categories, involving those who say abortion should be mostly legal or mostly illegal, have about half as many (or fewer) people who say the abortion issue is one of their most important issues as those in the other categories just described….