In 10 Years, Will Abortion Be Legal, More Restricted, or Illegal?

A new Knights of Columbus/Marist poll shows that 62% of Americans believe that abortion is a “moral wrong.” Fifty-three percent believe that life begins at conception.


Large majorities support restrictions on abortion:

Support for restrictions on abortion includes 79 percent supporting a 24-hour waiting period, 58 percent supporting a woman receiving an ultrasound before her abortion and 80 percent supporting parental notification for underage patients.

Even respondents who identify themselves as strongly pro-choice indicated that they do not believe in unrestricted access to abortions.

Sixty-four percent of strongly pro-choice Americans agreed that a patient should wait 24 hours before an abortion and consult with professionals, 62 percent support parental notification and 68 percent believe doctors who perform abortions should be required to have hospital admitting privileges.

In his statement on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the president doesn’t mention morals, or restrictions:

Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.


Today, the 40th annual March for Life is taking place in Washington, D.C. Ten years from now, will there be a 50th march? Will there be a need for one?

We’ve heard from the pundits and commentators. Now it’s your turn. In 10 years, will abortion be legal, more restricted, or illegal?

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