Five Americans are seeking to change American law from the Supreme Court bench…
Taking away the ‘Right’s of hundred of thousands of American women if they follow thru on their action to get rid of Roe v Wade….
MOST American’s do NOT agree with their view….
More than two-thirds of Americans want to uphold Roe v. Wade, and most favor women having access to legal abortion for any reason, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll that shows a four-decade evolution in the country’s viewpoints regarding the procedure.
The findings are from a Journal poll conducted with NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan research organization that measures social attitudes. The poll was taken after the leak of a draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court might be preparing to overturn the 1973 decision that established the constitutional right to an abortion.
In the survey, 68% of respondents said they wouldn’t like to see the court completely overturn Roe, while 30% said they support that move.
The survey shows Americans have more-mixed feelings about restricting abortion access based on the length of the pregnancy. On banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, 34% of respondents were in support, 43% were in opposition and 21% said they neither supported nor opposed such a move. The numbers were similar for a ban after six weeks, with 30% of respondents in favor, 49% opposed and 19% with no view. A Journal poll in March found plurality support for a 15-week ban.
“There’s still obviously a lot of nuance in people’s abortion opinions,” said Jennifer Benz, vice president of public affairs and media research at NORC. She added that research shows that many people who say abortion should be legal for any reason also have limits on that view, especially when it comes to abortions later in pregnancy.
Some 57% of respondents said a woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion if she wants it for any reason, the highest share since NORC began asking the question every few years starting in 1977. The share opposed to a woman having an abortion simply because she wants one, 41%, was the lowest on record. The poll’s 4 percentage point margin of error means that, while those results have changed significantly over time, they might not be statistically different from last year’s findings….