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USOnly 14% of Americans back an abortion policy as extreme as the one passed in Alabama

03:15  16 may  2019
03:15  16 may  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

Pat Robertson: Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion law

Pat Robertson: Alabama 'has gone too far' with 'extreme' abortion law Televangelist Pat Robertson, who is opposed to abortion, criticized an anti-abortion bill passed by the Alabama legislature Tuesday as "extreme.""I think Alabama has gone too far," he said during a Wednesday appearance on "The 700 Club", referencing the bill's 99-year maximum sentence for doctors who perform abortions and the fact that it does not provide exceptions for rape or incest cases. He added that he does not think the bill would be upheld by the Supreme Court. "It's an extreme law and they want to challenge Roe vs. Wade but my humble view is that this is not the case we want to bring to the Supreme Court because I think this one will lose," he said.

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Only 14% of Americans back an abortion policy as extreme as the one passed in Alabama© Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters
  • 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.
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There aren't many Americans who would support an abortion law as extreme as the one that just passed in Alabama, which effectively bans abortions in all cases.

Dem Senate leader on abortion vote: 'It's a sad day in Alabama'

Dem Senate leader on abortion vote: 'It's a sad day in Alabama' A Democratic Alabama lawmaker called it a sad day for the state after the state Senate approved legislation outlawing abortion, including in cases of rape and incest. "It's a sad day in Alabama; I feel like crying," state Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) said Tuesday. "But I'm going to hold back my tears, because what you just said to my little girl is that it's OK for a man to rape you, and you've got to have his baby if you get pregnant. You just said to my little girl ... you don't matter in the state of Alabama.

In Alabama , an Anti-Choice Protester Tried to Run Over an Abortion Clinic Escort. Lawmakers in the state senate last Tuesday passed SB 1033, which would prohibit certain selective abortions and require perinatal palliative care information for patients carrying a fetus with a life-threatening disability.

Florida Republicans worry that Trump’s backing of opposition leader Juan Guaidó could become a liability among the Many Hispanics are recoiling from Trump’s hard-line immigration policies , as well as his widely criticized response to Alabama Passes Most Extreme Abortion Ban in America .

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.

PRRI has been polling people on this since October 2010 and, and the numbers are essentially unchanged. Over the course of 25 surveys, the percentage of respondents who support making abortion illegal never went above 19 percent or below 12 percent. In short, a blanket ban on abortion is not a particularly popular idea in the US.

RNC chair says she personally opposes Alabama abortion law

RNC chair says she personally opposes Alabama abortion law “Personally, I would have the exceptions,” Ronna McDaniel said. “That's my personal belief."

It will take only one of these abortion bans to survive the ultimate judicial challenge for Americans with uteruses to If Alabama ’s turns out to be the one , we’d do well to remember that one link in that chain of events Then there’s the Ohio bill, similar in structure and passed in April, which will condemn an

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. If enacted, it would be the most extreme abortion restriction in the country. Reproductive rights groups say it is already difficult to get an abortion in Alabama , which has only

Beliefs about abortion remain among the most steadfastly held of any issue, based on data from their American Values Atlas.

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"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.

"Only 14% of Americans believe abortion should be illegal in all cases. Even among white evangelicals, less than 3 in 10 believe abortion should be illegal in all cases; this view is also only shared by one in five Republicans. These numbers have been relatively stable over the last five years," Jones added.

Other polls on this issue have exhibited similar results.

According to a Pew Research Center poll from October 2018, just 15% of Americans think abortion should be illegal in all cases, compared to 25% of adults who think it should be legal in all cases and 34% in most cases.

The extreme abortion bill that passed in Alabama on Tuesday makes it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion - punishable by up to 99 years in prison - and bans abortion in cases of rape and incest. The only exception is if the mother's health is at risk. It's the most extreme abortion ban the country has seen since Roe v. Wade, and Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed it into law on Wednesday evening.

All 25 of the lawmakers in Alabama's Senate who voted for the bill are white, male, and Republican.

Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion.
Alabama Senate to vote on bill banning abortion

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