Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Pro-Choice Americans Oppose Late-Term Abortions

Around two-thirds of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” oppose third trimester abortions, according to a newly released poll by YouGov and the pro-life group Americans United for Life.
Last month, New York state garnered national headlines when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that effectively allows for abortions for any reason up until the moment of birth.

Soon after, from Feb. 6-7, YouGov and AUL conducted a national survey of 1,145 American adults, 53.1 percent of whom identified as pro-choice. The margin of error was not included in the report.

According to an AUL announcement released Tuesday, the survey found that 68 percent of pro-choice Americans oppose abortion on the day before a baby is born, 66 percent oppose abortion in the third trimester, and 77 percent oppose ending medical care for a viable baby.

AUL President Catherine Glenn Foster said in a statement in response to the survey’s findings that she believed they showed “the American people’s common-sense appreciation for the sanctity of life and the widespread horror, even among self-identified pro-choice Americans, of new laws like New York’s.”

“Planned Parenthood and elected officials like Governor Cuomo who support abortions up to the point of birth are out of step with not only their supposed core constituents … but also our country’s essential tenets of life, liberty, and the opportunity to pursue happiness,” Foster said Tuesday.

“It is our hope that the critical information brought to light here will advance the democratic process by inspiring more Americans to hold their representatives and public institutions to account.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski