Even Democrats Oppose U.S. Abortion Laws, Gallup Poll Shows


(Worthy News) - Most American adults oppose legalized abortion in the second and trimesters according to a new Gallup survey that shows people who call themselves pro-choice actually disagree with current U.S. abortion laws.

Perhaps surprisingly, even Democrats oppose current abortion laws.

Under the 1973 Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, abortion was legalized nationwide during all stages of pregnancy, and for effectively any reason. U.S. abortion law remains among the most liberal in the Western world. For example, the Netherlands bans abortion after viability, which is defined as 24 weeks.

Gallup found that while 60 percent of Americans back legal abortion in the first trimester, support plummets to 28 percent in the second trimester and 13 percent in the third trimester. Even among Democrats – whose party supports legalized abortion – support for legal abortion in the second trimester is only 46 percent and in the third trimester 18 percent.[ Source: Christian Headlines (Read More...) ]

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