A new poll of likely voters shows that the majority of Americans do not find newly passed state abortion laws to be too restrictive–even those that ban abortions when a heartbeat can be detected.
The Hill-HarrisX poll found that 21% of those surveyed thought the abortion restrictions were “too lenient” and 34% thought they were “just right,” The Hill reported. 45% thought the bills were “too restrictive.”
Four states have passed abortion restriction bills since Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October, and several others have legislation in progress. Alabama recently passed a bill banning nearly all abortion procedures, including in cases of rape and incest.
In contrast, left-leaning states like New York are passing laws aimed at protecting nearly all abortions, even those in the third trimester. A few even allow a fetus delivered alive during an abortion procedure to be destroyed after the fact.
Some abortion opponents hope that legal challenges to the most restrictive legislation will set up the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and remove federal protections for abortion. States would then be allowed to decide whether to ban abortion altogether.
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