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Monday, January 21, 2013

New poll: Majority, for first time, wants abortion to be legal

About 70 percent don't want Roe v. Wade overturned.

That does not mean most Americans want "abortion on demand," it means most Americans are still conflicted with this incredibly complex issue, how to balance the needs of a fetus and the rights of the pregnant woman inside whose body the fetus is developing.

Majority, for first time, wants abortion to be legal

From the piece:

As the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision takes place on Tuesday, a majority of Americans – for the first time – believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

What’s more, seven in 10 respondents oppose Roe v. Wade from being overturned, which is the highest percentage on this question since 1989.

“These are profound changes,” says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart and his colleagues.


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