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More voters favor 15-week abortion ban than oppose it, poll finds

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More U.S. voters than not favor a 15-week abortion ban that some state lawmakers in America are pushing for, a new survey has found.Of the 1,500 American voters who took part in a poll by the Wall Street Journal, 48% said they would at least somewhat support abortion restrictions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with certain exemptions to protect the health of the mother, while 43% said they oppose it.
Anti-abortion activists participate in the 49th annual March for Life as they march past the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 21, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
(Win McNamee/Getty Images)A total of 31% of voters stated they strongly support a 15-week ban, while 34% of those surveyed said they strongly oppose such a measure. Another 17% said they were somewhat in support of the ban, and 10% stated they were somewhat opposed.ARIZONA GOV. DUCEY SIGNS BILL PROTECTING ‘FAIRNESS’ IN WOMEN’S SPORTS, BANNING ABORTIONS AFTER 15 WEEKSOf those who oppose and support the measure, the results were split along party lines. Only 21% of Democrats signaled support for 15-week bans versus 75% of Republicans. A mere 20% of Republicans oppose a 15-week ban, according to the survey.
Abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2021.
(REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)Nevertheless, a 55% majority says it believes abortion should be legal “in all or most cases,” while 30% say it should be illegal except for cases involving rape, incest and medical emergencies. Only 11% don’t want it to be legal at all.Lawmakers and governors in several states – including Mississippi, Florida, Arizona and Kentucky – have introduced, or even signed into law, measures that would outlaw abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2017.
(Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  The Supreme Court is reviewing a 15-week abortion ban measure out of Mississippi. The court’s decision in the matter could have a direct impact on the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which allows a woman to have an abortion until the point of fetal viability, usually around 22 to 24 weeks.The Wall Street Journal poll was conducted from March 2 to 7 and gathered responses from 1,500 registered voters. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.



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