Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2005 / 22:00 pm
A series of recent polls over the last two years indicates that a majority of United States residents identify themselves as pro-life, support restrictions on abortion and do not support abortion on demand. Half of U.S. residents said they believe abortion is morally wrong.
In an International Communications Research Poll, conducted in May 2005, 52 percent of respondents said they opposed abortion and 36 percent were in favor. Twelve percent said they didn’t know.
Woman Trend conducted a poll in April 2005 and found that 62 percent of respondents fell into the pro-life category: 17 percent said abortion should never be legal; 14 percent said abortion should be legal only when the life of the mother is in danger; 31 percent said abortion should be legal only when the mother’s life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest.
The same study found that only 35 percent of Americans were pro-choice. Of these, only 10 percent said abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during a woman’s pregnancy. The remaining believed restrictions—either after three months or six months—should be imposed.