Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 18:01 pm
Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are favorable to voting for politicians who would restrict abortion. This is according to a survey that finds unexpected support for these policies among those who self-identify as pro-choice.
The results come from a January 2020 Marist Poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the U.S.
The survey weighs American opinion as observers speculate the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and other precedents mandating legal abortion nationwide.
"Most Americans want the court to reinterpret Roe either by stopping legalized abortion or by returning the issue to the states," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus said Jan. 22.