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Gallup: Majority of Americans Support New Pro-Life Laws

Peter J. Smith : Jul 28, 2011 : LifeSiteNews.com

Americans also favor 24-hour waiting period laws, 69 - 28 percent.

(Washington, DC)—A majority of Americans support enacting restrictions on abortion, including laws designed to guarantee a woman's informed consent, but remain narrowly divided on others.

Preborn babyAccording to Gallup, 87 percent favor laws requiring abortionists to inform their clients about the potential risks involved with having an abortion before undergoing the procedure. Just 11 percent oppose those laws.

Seventy-one (71) percent favor laws requiring minors under 18 to get parental consent before having an abortion, while 27 percent say they are opposed.

Americans also favor 24-hour waiting period laws, 69 - 28 percent.

Another 64 percent also support laws banning "partial birth abortion" in the last six months of pregnancy, except to save the mother's life. Just 31 percent oppose such laws.

Half of those polled (50 percent) said they support laws requiring women to be shown an ultrasound of their unborn child at least 24 hours before an abortion.

Americans are more narrowly divided over other abortion restrictions.

On the issue of allowing pharmacists and healthcare providers the ability to opt out of services that result in abortion: 46 percent favor those laws, while 51 percent oppose them.

Only 40 percent favored laws depriving "health clinics that provide abortion services"—such as Planned Parenthood—from receiving federal funding, while 57 percent were against depriving them of federal funding.

Gallup conducted the poll between July 15-17. The survey answers came from a random sample of 1000 adults living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.

Read this full report from LSN by following the link provided.



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