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Majority in the US believes that abortion should be legal in almost all cases

Majority in the US believes that abortion should be legal in almost all cases

Almost two years after the elimination of protections to abortion by the US Supreme Court, 63% in the country believe that the procedure should be legal in almost all cases, according to a survey published this Monday by the Center pew.

He 85% of Democratic respondents and 41% of Republicans believe that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, detailed the survey conducted between April 8 and 14 of this year.

Two-thirds of Republicans who call themselves moderate and liberal are in favor of abortion in almost all cases, which includes pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. Even the 59% of Catholics believe that abortion should be legal.

The Pew survey, which interviewed 8,798 adults, showed that among those who identified as Hispanic, the 59% believes that abortion should be legal in all or almost all cases.

Abortion is among the most relevant issues of the presidential campaign that will pit the president, Joe Biden, against former president Donald Trump (2017-2021), the virtual Republican candidate, next November.

Trump has declared himself proud for having appointed three judges to the Supreme Court during his government, who in June 2022 revoked his 1973 ruling that had legalized abortion throughout the country.

Meanwhile, Democrat Biden has declared himself a firm defender of a woman’s right to make decisions about her pregnancy, something whose legality has been left to the discretion of each state.

In the survey, the segment of the population most strongly against abortion is white evangelical Protestants, with the 73%. By contrast, the 64% of non-evangelical white Protestants and the 71% of African-American Protestants think abortion should be legal.

Among all respondents, the 54% He believed that abortion should be legal in cases where the mother’s health is at risk or when the procedure responds to other medical needs.

He 54% of those surveyed believed that the decision corresponds exclusively to the pregnant woman and the 26% totally disagrees with that point of view.

Meanwhile, the 35% of all respondents believed that human life begins at conception and, therefore, the embryo is a person with rights, a criterion with which the Four. Five% of those surveyed by Pew.

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Source: Gestion

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