FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2023
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Year One of the Dobbs Era: States Already Poised to Save 125,000+ Lives Annually
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the March for Life, America’s largest annual pro-life demonstration, a new Marist/Knights of Columbus poll 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.
SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser welcomed the poll results, saying:
“Life is winning in the Dobbs era. The American people overwhelmingly reject the extreme abortion lobby-Democratic Party agenda of abortion on demand until birth, paid for by taxpayers. Fifteen states have strong laws in effect protecting unborn children and their mothers, with the potential to save more than 125,000 lives a year. More states are poised to follow as we and our allies advance new legislation and defend pro-life laws where they are under attack from the abortion lobby.
“Year one after the historic Dobbs victory will set the tone for how we protect the unborn and serve women and families in America. The pro-life movement will fight for the strongest protections possible, in legislatures across the land and in our nation’s capital. We will continue to grow the pro-life safety net, which includes nearly 3,000 pregnancy centers and maternity homes nationwide. We will hold elected leaders and candidates to a high standard, urging them to cast a clear and ambitious pro-life vision and to go on offense. In the face of pro-abortion extremism, we are more expectant than ever before that we will protect our victories, advance our leaders, and make new gains that will save countless lives.”
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.