Marist Poll Further Proof Country is Pro-Life

The Knights of Columbus released poll data on January 22, the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, from a survey it commissioned conducted by Marist, The poll results substantiate polls conducted over the years which show that Americans continue to be pro-life.

55% believe abortion should be legal in only the most extreme circumstances

44% believe abortion should be legal anytime she wants one at various stages of pregnancy

Only 9% believe abortion should be legal the full nine months of pregnancy (which is the law according to Roe v. Wade)

58% support showing a woman an ultrasound image of her baby at least a day before an abortion (required in Wisconsin law)

80% support parental notification before a minor can obtain an abortion (Wisconsin requires parental consent)

79% support a 24-hour waiting period prior to having an abortion (required in Wisconsin law)

74% support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks except to save the life of the mother

The Marist poll supports the findings in the November 2013 poll of Wisconsin voters commissioned by Wisconsin Right to Life and conducted by Public Opinion Strategies. All of this is good news for the Wisconsin Right to Life legislative program now and going forward.

Barbara Lyons

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