Only 14% of Americans would support making abortion illegal in all cases, meaning few would back an extreme law that just passed in Alabama.
Alabama’s legislature on Tuesday passed a law making it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama — punishable by up to 99 years in prison — and banning abortion in cases of rape and incest. The only exception is if the mother’s health is at risk.
“The recent near complete ban on abortion passed by Alabama lawmakers is markedly out of step not just with Americans overall but even with core parts of the GOP base,” Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, told INSIDER.
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There aren’t many Americans who would support an abortion law as extreme as the one that just passed in Alabama, which effectively bans abortions in all cases.
Just 14% of Americans would support a ban on abortion in all cases, according to a September 2018 poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). The poll also found that 24% believe abortion should be legal in all cases and 35% in most cases, while 23% said it should be illegal …read more
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