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Nearly 50 Years After Roe, 65% Of Americans Want A Candidate Who Supports Significant Abortion Restrictions

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Forty-seven years ago to date, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade in a move of sweeping judicial activism, legalizing abortion in violation of natural law through a fanciful and fatal reading of the 14th Amendment’s due process clause. In a 7-2 vote, the bench decided the clause — “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” — included a “right to privacy” that gave women license to kill their unborn children in the womb.

Now nearly 50 years later, Americans are engaged in a vigorous tug of war over human life. And although the political left and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates endlessly strive to out-progressive each other on abortion policy, a new poll reveals bipartisan support for abortion restrictions.

The latest annual, nationwide Marist/Knights of Columbus poll shows most Americans, 70 percent, desire significant restrictions on abortion, such as limiting it to the first trimester, permitting it only in cases of rape or incest or to save the mother’s life, or prohibiting abortion altogether. In fact, even 47 percent of people who identify as “pro-choice” want some form of these restrictions.

The poll finds most Americans also want to vote for a candidate who supports significant restrictions on abortion, including more than 60 percent of independents, and even 44 percent of Democrats. This may be partially due to the fact that Americans understand abortion restrictions don’t have to threaten women’s well-being and rights. Eighty percent of survey respondents agree that laws can protect both women and the lives of the unborn, compared to only 14 percent who say laws must choose between protecting one or the other.

2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls have repeatedly called for nearly unfettered abortion access, insisting it’s what most Americans want. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s abortion policy proposals include prompting Congress to pass laws establishing an “affirmative and statutory” right to abortion, which would codify Roe v. Wade and prohibit states from enacting restrictions. Warren also supports repealing the Hyde Amendment to expand taxpayer funding of abortion.

“The overwhelming majority of Americans have no desire to return to the world before Roe v. Wade. And so the time to act is now,” Warren said.

When it comes to the courts reconsidering Roe v. Wade, however, the majority of Americans want it reinterpreted, with 46 percent of the Marist poll respondents wanting each state to determine its own restrictions, and 16 percent wanting abortion made illegal.

This public opinion runs directly contrary to the platforms of 2020 Democratic contenders. Former Vice President Joe Biden has flip-flopped throughout his career, most recently on the Hyde Amendment. In June his campaign announced he would support Hyde and less than 48 hours later reversed their position after facing backlash from abortion advocates. According to Politico, Pete Buttigieg supports few if any limits on abortion. In September, Buttigieg tried to justify abortion up until the moment of birth, saying the Bible talks about “how life begins with breath.” Bernie Sanders has even advocated abortion as a means of population control to curb climate change.

As 2020 Democrats continue to move left on issues like abortion, they risk ostracizing the majority of voters who value human life inside and outside the womb.

“Congress should act to ensure that the will of the people remains the law of the land,” Warren said in regard to Roe. The senator might just change her tune if she were honest about what the people’s will actually is.

The Marist/Knights of Columbus annual poll interviewed 1,237 U.S. adults and has a ±3.7 percentage point margin of error.

via thefederalist

2 COMMENTS

  1. People are not looking at what motivates people, to abort life. The Mother thinks: I will not be able to feed, and shelter my children. People yell at people, who sell drugs, or fight dogs, or fight roosters, one against the other. It is all about making money. People who box oneanother or practice their martial arts skills. Dogs who cannot make money, are killed. Horse are treated the same way. People who don’t have money, are rejected in like manner. People suffer out in the elements, to wander aimlessly, on cold, hard, concrete sidewalks, day after day. The hard concrete, or cold ground, are the only place, to sleep. Many freeze to death. People say: Look at how good we are. We have Saint Vincent DePaul, and salvation army. They give rejected things, and things that are worn out, and broken or things that need to be repaired. That is not God’s kind of giving. Nothing can be cleaned, either. Jesus said God or mammon. How can people be for God, when they are for unrighteous mammon? The Mllitary brings death. Mllitary grave yards have been filled, long ago. The rest go into what can be called, mass graves. Fake pedophilia catholic leaders like that. They like human sacrifice, acting like they are against it. Real pedophilia people are attacked. People set traps, to catch them. Muslims fool people, into thinking they, are for us, being the descendants of Abraham. Muslims lie, like they always do. Muslims are the descendants of Ishmael, and Esau, who God hated. Muslims want all of us to be dead.
    People who sexuallly interact, with other species, are threatened with death. People are saying they are for the end of death, giving it, anyway. I want the media to say that people can freely interact sexuallly with other species, if they want to. The media needs to say this, in every way imaginable. I want people, to give people, peace. The heart needs to be pure. Words will then, be pure.

  2. People are not looking at what motivates people, to abort life. The Mother thinks: I will not be able to feed, and shelter my children. People yell at people, who sell drugs, or fight dogs, or fight roosters, one against the other. It is all about making money. People who box oneanother or practice their martial arts skills, are like the fighting roosters or dogs. Dogs who cannot make money, are killed. Horse are treated the same way. People who don’t have money, are rejected in like manner. People suffer out in the elements, to wander aimlessly, on cold, hard, concrete sidewalks, day after day. The hard concrete, or cold ground, are the only place, to sleep. Many freeze to death. People say: Look at how good we are. We have Saint Vincent DePaul, and salvation army. They give rejected things, and things that are worn out, and broken or things that need to be repaired. That is not God’s kind of giving. Nothing can be cleaned, either. Jesus said God or mammon. How can people be for God, when they are for unrighteous mammon? The Mllitary brings death. Mllitary grave yards have been filled, long ago. The rest go into what can be called, mass graves. Fake pedophilia catholic leaders like that. They like human sacrifice, acting like they are against it. Real pedophilia people are attacked. People set traps, to catch them. Muslims fool people, into thinking they, are for us, being the descendants of Abraham. Muslims lie, like they always do. Muslims are the descendants of Ishmael, and Esau, who God hated. Muslims want all of us to be dead.
    People who sexuallly interact, with other species, are threatened with death. People are saying they are for the end of death, giving it, anyway. I want the media to say that people can freely interact sexuallly with other species, if they want to. The media needs to say this, in every way imaginable. I want people, to give people, peace. The heart needs to be pure. Words will then, be pure.

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