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Poll: Majority of Americans would restrict abortion


A majority of Americans believe abortion is “morally wrong” and support restricting the procedure to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy, according to a new Marist Poll released Tuesday.

The poll, conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, surveyed 1,686 adults in the U.S. by telephone in November.

Nearly 43 years after abortion was legalized with the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, 81 percent of those polled by Marist said they supported limiting the practice to the first three months of a pregnancy and 60 percent called the procedure “morally wrong.”

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