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Public support for legal abortion in US growing, poll finds

September 06, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: American public support for legal abortion has increased substantially since the release of the Dobbs decision, according to a new Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll found that 60% of respondents thought abortion should be legal in all cases—up from 55% in March—and only 6% said it should be illegal in all cases—down from 11%.

Among self-identified Catholics, support for legal abortion rose from 45% to 59% over the same period.

The poll found that the abortion issue will be a key factor motivating voters in this year’s November election.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 06, 2022 9:58 PM ET USA

    "The poll found that the abortion issue will be a key factor motivating voters in this year’s November election." This is precisely the reason why the Chief Justice ensured that the ruling would be made and announced a few months prior to the election. Not a few days or a year, but just at the right time to allow the politicians and media to convince the masses that "reproductive rights" have nothing to do with the baby and everything to do with "the right thing to do". The big lie lives on.