Jan 22, 2015 / 00:03 am
Americans continue to show strong support for abortion restrictions, according to a new survey that finds even self-described "pro-choice" Americans reject permissive abortion laws.
"Four decades after Roe v. Wade, the American people remain unhappy with its legacy," Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, said Jan. 21. "The survey makes clear that the American people understand that abortion is far too common, and causes great harm."
Jan. 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which mandated legal abortion nationwide.
While current constitutional law and other major political forces often prevent abortion restrictions from being enacted, a Marist Institute poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus found that 84 percent of Americans want significant restrictions on abortion and would limit it to the first three months of pregnancy, at most.