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US public favors ban on abortion coverage in health plan, poll shows

September 18, 2009

A solid plurality of Americans favor a ban on abortion coverage in government-subsidized health care, according to a new Rasmussen poll. The telephone survey found that 48% of respondents wanted a prohibition on government funding for abortion, while only 13% felt that abortion coverage should be mandatory.

Another 32% of those polled "favor a more neutral approach with no requirements in either direction," Rasmussen reports. But a neutral approach is not a real option; abortion services either will or will not be covered.


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