64% of Voters Support Banning Abortion After 20 Weeks

By Lauretta Brown | November 21, 2016 | 5:35pm EST

(AP)

(CNSNews.com) – A poll released Friday by the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) shows that a majority of voters, 64%, support legislation such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act that would prohibit abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The poll was commissioned by the SBA List and conducted by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend.

Among the 64% of respondents who support the legislation, 43% said they “strongly support” the bill and 21% said they “somewhat support” the bill. Among the 28% who oppose the bill, 22%  “strongly oppose” the legislation and 6% “somewhat oppose” it.

Notably, women voters supported the bill in higher numbers than men with 65% of women supporting the late-term abortion limit compared to 63% of men.

Seventy-eight percent of millennial voters polled supported the abortion limit.

The polling group interviewed 824 respondents on Election Day, surveying those who were registered to vote and had either already voted or planned to cast a ballot.

The results mirror a Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus in July, which found that “about 8 in 10 Americans support substantial restrictions on abortion (78%), and would limit it to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy.”

President-elect Donald J. Trump promised in a September letter to pro-life voters that he was committed to “signing into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide."

“Pro-life voters who were key to victory on election night are eager to see a pro-life White House and Congress address the horrific reality of late-term abortion in America. We urge Congress to take up this legislation as soon as possible so that as many as 18,000 lives a year will be saved,” SBA List’s President Marjorie Dannenfelser said.

(AP)

 

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