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Majority Favor Legal Abortion


A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds 56% of Americans think abortion should be legal or legal most of the time — up seven points since 2008. “But the consistency of the movement is more remarkable. The percentage of men saying abortion should be legal all or most of the time has climbed two points in that time. Among women it has climbed 11 points. It’s climbed 13 points among Democrats and four points among Republicans.”


Two-Thirds Say Abortion Should Be Legal in Most Cases


A new Quinnipiac poll finds 28% of American voters say abortion should be legal in all cases, while 32% say abortion should be legal in most cases and just 27% say abortion should be illegal in most cases and 8% say it should be illegal in all cases. The survey also found that voters agree 65% to 27% with the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision.


Large Majority Want to Keep Roe v. Wade


A new CBS News poll finds that 67% of Americans want Roe v. Wade left in place, and most who hold that view would be disappointed or angry if the ruling were to be overturned someday.


Elizabeth Warren Changes the Abortion Debate

“Elizabeth Warren is not afraid. Today, she set out a proposal to integrate Roe v. Wade’s provisions for access to abortion into federal law. She even framed her proposal this way: Congress Can Protect Choice. And she’s right. Congress can legislate on abortion; the matter can be settled through politics, rather than through a strained parsing of the Constitution by the courts. Political arguments can be made, and countered. Voters can go to the polls to support candidates who will vote for such a law, which will make any previous Supreme Court ruling irrelevant.”

Andrew Sullivan


Gillibrand: Democrats the Party of Women

“As a party, we should be 100 percent pro-choice, and it should be nonnegotiable. We should not settle for less, and if our party cannot support women’s basic human rights, their fundamental freedoms to make decisions about their bodies and their futures, then we are not the party of women.”

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), quoted by the Washington Post.


Support for Roe v. Wade at All-Time High


A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 71% of American voters believe that the decision, which established a woman’s legal right to an abortion, should not be overturned. Just 23% say the ruling should be reversed. “That’s the highest level of support for the decision — and the lowest share of voters who want Roe v. Wade overturned — in the poll’s history dating back to 2005. In 1989, according to Gallup’s survey, 58% said they believed it should stay in place while 31% disagreed.”


Majority Supports Roe v. Wade

63% to 31%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that American voters agree 63% to 31% with the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision on abortion. There is almost no gender gap: Men agree 61% to 32%, while women agree 65% to 30%. However, Republicans disagree with Roe v. Wade 58% to 36%. Every other listed party, gender, education, age and racial group agrees.


Majority of Americans Don’t Want Roe v. Wade Overturned


A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 67% of the American public do not want the Supreme Court to overturn the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established women’s constitutional right to abortion. … The poll finds a slim majority (53%) of Republicans would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned, while large majorities of Democrats (81%) and independents (73%) would not. Similar shares of women (68%) and men (65%) want Roe v. Wade to stand, but among women of reproductive age, three-quarters (74%) want Roe v. Wade to stand.”


‘Roe v. Wade Is Doomed’

“Abortion will be illegal in a significant part of the United States in 18 months. There is just no doubt about that… Roe v. Wade is doomed.”

— Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, explaining on CNN the ramifications of President Trump picking a new Supreme Court Justice.


Majority of Americans Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade


Pew Research: “More than 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, 69% of Americans say the historic ruling, which established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion in the first three months of pregnancy, should not be completely overturned. Nearly three-in-ten (28%), by contrast, would like to see it overturned.”