March 29, 2019

Positivity: Poll finds two-thirds of New Yorkers oppose late-term abortion

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 2:08 pm

From Albany, New York:

Mar 29, 2019 / 11:30 am (CNA)

The vast majority of New Yorkers are opposed to late-term abortion, a new Marist Poll has found. The opposition comes despite the recent passage of the state’s Reproductive Health Act, which found a comfortable majority in the state legislature.

… average New Yorkers are far less radical on abortion compared to their representatives. The poll found that 75 percent of New York residents are opposed to abortion after the 20th week of a pregnancy. Only 20 percent of those surveyed said they approved of late-term abortion.

Those opposed to abortion after 20 weeks included nearly 70 percent of surveyed Democrats, 73 percent of political independents and 89 percent of Republicans.

Only two Democratic members of the state Senate voted against the Reproductive Health Act, alongside every Republican senator.

“New Yorkers simply do not support laws that allow late-term abortions,” said Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus. Anderson called the Reproductive Health Act a “radical policy” that is against the wishes of average people from all political stripes. …

… Despite being home to one of the most liberal abortion laws in the country, the poll found that New Yorkers are not particularly any more in favor of late-term abortion than the rest of the country. In February, an earlier Marist found that 71 percent of Americans opposed abortion after 20 weeks. Only 18 percent supported late-term abortion. …

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