Rasmussen Reports Finds Support for Proposed New State Laws, Belief They Will Reduce Number of Abortions

By Dave Andrusko

There is a reason—actually there are many reasons—pro-abortionists oppose any law that gives abortion-vulnerable women some time to reflect on their decision and the opportunity to see their unborn child: fewer women will abort.

A poll released today by Rasmussen demonstrates that the American people agree with them (and with us):informed consent = fewer abortions.

The poll of 1,000 adults asked respondents about a proposed law in Texas that would require that a woman contemplating an abortion be able to see a sonogram of her unborn child and listen to the child’s heartbeat.

They were asked if they approve of such legislation (they did 48% to 38%). They were also asked how likely they that would be “to reduce the number of abortions.”

“62% think it is at least somewhat likely that such a law would reduce the number of abortions, including 32% who say it is Very Likely,” according to Rasmussen Reports. “Thirty-one percent (31%) think such an outcome is unlikely, but that includes just seven percent (7%) who say it is Not At All Likely.”

Rasmussen also inquired about how they stand on a three-day waiting period and  counseling before having an abortion  as well as “How likely is it that such a law reduce the number  of abortions?”

Two-thirds (65%) support such a law (as opposed to 24% who oppose). 65% also believe it is at least somewhat likely to diminish the number of abortions (including 33% who believe so strongly) as opposed to 30% who think it will not.

Beyond overall support for these measures, the most important point is that even some of those who do not support greater information for abortion-vulnerable women understand that it will decrease the carnage.

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