Top News
Opposition delegation including Rahul Gandhi leave for Srinagar  ||   J&K: Yechury moves SC for production of detained CPM leader Tarigami  ||   North Korea fires 'short-range ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul  ||   Amit Shah attends passing out parade of IPS probationers at National Police Academy  ||   5 Maoists killed, two jawans injured in gunfight in Chhattisgarh  ||   Not going to create disturbance but to find ground realities: Majeed Memon on J&K visit  ||   Amit Shah attends passing out parade of IPS probationers at National Police Academy  ||   'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief  ||   Despite Pak's anti-India rhetoric, UAE to confer highest civilian award to PM Modi today  ||   When new, higher tariffs are scheduled to start on Chinese imports and what may cost more  ||   Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge  ||   Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills  ||   After Ajit Doval, now Jaishankar to visit Moscow  ||   US working on two-prong strategy to ease India-Pak tensions over Kashmir: Senior officials  ||   Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man  ||   Chinese police free detained UK consulate staffer  ||   German activists stage anti-racism protest ahead of key state polls  ||   Ex-NFL lineman Barry Bennett, wife found dead; son charged with two counts of murder  ||   US has really good relationship with North Korea: Trump  ||   PM Modi greets people on Janmashtami  ||            

25 men voted to ban abortion in Alabama. Do they reflect the rest of America?  3 Months ago

Source:   USA Today  

On Tuesday, 25 white male Republicans in Alabama voted to ban abortion in the state at every stage of pregnancy, unless the mother’s physical or mental health is in jeopardy. Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill Wednesday, putting in place one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws.

But polling shows the recent abortion bans are out of line with the beliefs of most Americans.

"If you look at national polling, this isn't where the American public is and it frankly isn't even where mainstream Republicans are," said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. "The harshness of it is pretty shocking."

Nearly 60% of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a 2018 survey from the Pew Research Center.

While Gallup shows Americans are evenly split on how they personally identify — 48% of Americans consider themselves pro-life and 48% are pro-choice — as of 2018, 79% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in at least some circumstances.

54% of Americans say they are either satisfied with the country's abortion laws or would like them to be made less strict, according to Gallup. 

Only 14% of Americans, 16% of Southerners and 20% of Republicans believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to a 2018 survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.

More than a third of Republicans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to Pew.

Men and women have similar views on abortion: 60% of women and 57% of men say it should be legal in all or most cases, according to Pew.

More than half of Catholics think abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to Pew, as do 70% of white mainline Protestants.

Six in 10 Catholic voters believe abortion can be a moral choice, according to Catholics for Choice, a pro-choice organization of faith.

15% of Catholic and 28% of white evangelicals believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to the Public Religion Research Institute.

More News
About Us Terms & Conditions Disclaimer
Advertise Contact
register and win

NRIS.COM is one of the premier NRI website that provides a range of resourceful services to Indian expats residing in the USA. Visiting the site you will find comprehensive information related to restaurants, casinos, pubs, temples, carpool, movies, education, real estate, and forums. The simple and easy to navigate format allows NRIs to gain information within a fraction of a second. Moreover, advertising through its column of Indian free classifieds in USA allow businesses to improve visibility of their brand.

NJ NRI's Chat (0 Users Online)