FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2023
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Seven in 10 Americans Want Significant Limits on Abortion; 91% Support Pregnancy Centers
Washington, D.C. – In response to news that the Biden-Harris administration may declare a public health emergency to expand abortion on demand until birth nationwide, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America issued the following statement:
“Democrats’ pro-abortion extremism knows no bounds. They think allowing more Americans to be born is a crisis, and the only solution is ending those lives through abortion for any reason up until birth,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. “Their latest scheme would result in taxpayer-funded abortion on demand across the country with no protections whatsoever for unborn children or their mothers – including dangerous mail-order abortion drugs that put women at risk of serious complications. If Democrats were truly concerned about women facing difficult circumstances, they would support the pregnancy centers which serve them and outnumber Planned Parenthood 14 to one nationwide. They would be in good company too, since 91% of Americans support this compassionate pro-life safety net.”
A new Marist/Knights of Columbus poll released this month confirms nearly seven in 10 Americans believe there should be significant limits on abortion. Key findings include:
- 69% of Americans support limiting abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy.
- Includes 72% of women, 71% of Independents and nearly half of rank-and-file Democrats.
- 91% of Americans support pregnancy centers, which offer vital material, medical and educational support to mothers both during their pregnancy and after their baby is born.
- 60% of Americans oppose using tax dollars to fund abortion domestically, and 78% oppose using tax dollars to fund abortion abroad.
Fifteen states have strong pro-life laws in effect, with the potential to save over 125,000 lives annually. Every state with strong pro-life laws on the books allows necessary and timely medical treatment to save the life of a pregnant woman.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.