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Thu May 16, 2019, 08:00 AM

Only 14% of all Americans back extreme abortion laws like Alabama's

Only 14% of Americans would support making abortion illegal in all cases, meaning few would back an extreme law that just passed in Alabama.

Alabama's legislature on Tuesday passed a law making it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama - punishable by up to 99 years in prison - and banning abortion in cases of rape and incest. The only exception is if the mother's health is at risk.

"The recent near complete ban on abortion passed by Alabama lawmakers is markedly out of step not just with Americans overall but even with core parts of the GOP base," Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, told INSIDER.

Just 14% of Americans would support a ban on abortion in all cases, according to a September 2018 poll from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). The poll also found that 24% believe abortion should be legal in all cases and 35% in most cases, while 23% said it should be illegal in most cases. In other words, a majority of Americans (59%) believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to the poll.

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Reply Only 14% of all Americans back extreme abortion laws like Alabama's (Original post)
Ohiogal May 16 OP
NewJeffCT May 16 #1
Freddie May 16 #2
Hortensis May 16 #5
McCamy Taylor May 16 #3
ginnyinWI May 16 #4
world wide wally May 16 #6

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:19 AM

1. After Newtown, 95% of Americans

supported stricter background checks on gun purchases, but that didn't pass, either.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:22 AM

2. It really doesn't matter what the majority wants

The system is rigged to keep the minority in power and they take full advantage of it. Donít know what we can do about it but it has to be done soon.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:34 AM

5. Assume you're quoting the 40%

who seldom or never vote, because thatís certainly their type of line.

Just thinking of those feckless hypocrites makes me angry. And with all this stuff going down, I wish I could beat them all with a stick.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:25 AM

3. And 1% hold most of the wealth and power.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:29 AM

4. Women don't get pregnant by themselves!

Every unwanted pregnancy is the fault of some irresponsible man. Why not target and prosecute them? They could be arrested and fined, etc. But no, they are out of the picture.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 08:53 AM

6. Almost half of Americans want what the GOP tells them they want

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