Most Republicans BACK abortion exceptions for rape, incest and life of mother, new poll shows

As Republican-led states continue to restrict or ban access to abortion, a new poll released Monday shows party voters favor exceptions for cases of life, incest and when a pregnancy threatens the mother’s life. .

It’s a more pro-choice stance than even some elected officials, as evidenced by anti-abortion laws in states like Ohio, Alabama and Arkansas — which have no exceptions to rape or incest.

Less than a quarter of Republican and Republican voters believe that abortion bans should include rape and incest, according to a Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES)/SurveyMonkey poll.

Seventy-six percent of the same group said they were in favor of those exceptions.

Slightly more Republicans are in favor of allowing abortion where it is otherwise restricted if the pregnancy is endangering the mother’s life.

On that question, 86 percent of Republicans supported the exception, while 14 percent said they were against it.

The poll was conducted from September 14 to October 3 and ended about a month before the November midterm elections.

Voters in six states will have the opportunity to weigh in more directly in the fight against abortion. Vermont, California, Kentucky and Michigan vote on voting initiatives directly related to abortion and physical autonomy.

A majority of Americans, including Republicans, broadly support abortion ban exceptions for rape and incest

An even higher share of support to allow an abortion if the pregnancy threatens the mother’s life

It comes as five states have reproductive measures in mid-term vote, while Alaska voters will choose whether to revise their constitutions — which could pave the way for an abortion ban

Alaska voters could pave the way for new abortion language in the constitution, while Montana could significantly limit doctors’ rights to pass judgment on infant viability.

In Alaska, voters will decide whether to change their state constitution — a move that anti-abortion groups have urged to allow the Republican-led legislature to carry out the procedure.

Kentucky, meanwhile, has a “trigger law” that went into effect after the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

That law is currently being fought over in the courts, and Kentucky’s ballot—if passed—would codify language that says the state constitution cannot contain language that can be interpreted to secure or protect the right to abortion or to fund funding. require abortion. ‘

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Montana’s ballot measure is slightly different: Voters weigh in on whether to label babies who must be born alive at some point in their development as “legal entities.”

That means doctors could be criminalized for making no effort to keep alive babies who are virtually unlikely to survive on their own.

California, Michigan and Vermont are all Democrat-led states where voters will decide whether to include “reproductive autonomy” or “reproductive freedom” in their state laws.

Americans broadly support some sort of substantial access to abortion, according to multiple polls

Democrats have found new momentum in the upcoming election in the fallout of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade in June

Multiple interim studies have suggested that access to abortion is a top priority for voters going to the polls across the country, especially since the Supreme Court overturned the protections granted by Roe v. Wade in June.

Monday’s new poll is no different – 81 percent said the abortion issue is somewhat or very important to their vote.

Among Republicans, the proportion is 72 percent, with 45 percent saying it’s a “very” important factor.

Independent voters, likely to be crucial to the party taking control of both houses of Congress in November, are also broadly in favor of the same exceptions as the Democrats and Republicans.

About nine in 10 Independents want abortion bans to include exceptions for rape and incest, the survey suggests.

Ninety-three percent said the same for cases where the mother’s life is threatened.

Abortion freedoms Republican and Republican voters did not support include cases where a married woman wants to have an abortion in her first trimester, but the decision is opposed by her husband.

Nearly three-quarters of GOP-aligned voters oppose allowing a woman to have an abortion in that scenario, while only 24 percent approve.

Sixty-seven percent of Republican voters also support barring a woman from having an abortion if she is unmarried and her father is against it.

Only 33 percent said they should be able to get one anyway.

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