Democrats and their mainstream media allies keep wanting to swell the public on the idea that it’s radical or extreme to limit abortions to the first trimester.
But that’s not what most Americans actually think.
A new poll recently released by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal group, and Marist College, a Catholic university, found that 69% of respondents believe abortion should be illegal after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
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That’s up seven points since the groups last asked the question six months ago. Meanwhile, just 21% say a woman should be able to get an abortion at anytime during the pregnancy, while another 10% are willing to outlaw the procedure after six months.
That’s also a tougher regulation than Florida’s new law, under which abortions are outlawed after 15 weeks.
But that’s not the only area where respondents are staunchly pro-life.
The survey found that 60% oppose spring taxpayers’ dollars on abortions. And 78% said America should not fund abortions in other countries.
And 60% also rejected the idea of allowing abortions if the baby happens to have Downs Syndrome.
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There were, however, two areas of near-universal agreement.
A whopping 94% oppose permitting an abortion solely because of the baby’s sex, while 91% came out in support of the work of crisis pregnancy centers.
The poll uncovered potent support for religious freedom on this issue.
Overall, 77% said healthcare providers who oppose abortion on religious grounds should not be required to perform the procedure, as slightly less — 55% — said organizations who feel similarly should not be required to carry health insurance that covers abortions.
The pollsters surveyed 1,025 people in early January.