The latest Harvard Center for American Political Studies and Harris poll revealed that a majority of American voters believe that abortions should be legal up until the first trimester, or only in cases of incest and rape. Far fewer participants believe that women should be able to have an abortion during the third trimester, or up until the moment of birth.
The poll, conducted online within the United States from May 29-30, 2019 among 1,295 registered voters, found that 41% of voters believe abortion should only be allowed in cases of incest and rape. 29% believe that abortion should be legal up until the first trimester.
The survey also found that just 6% of Americans believe abortion should be the allowed until the moment of birth, 8% of Americans believe it should be allowed in the third trimester, and 17% believe that it should be allowed in the second. . .
This polling comes as several states have passed pro-life laws in recent weeks which limit abortions to when a heartbeat is detected in the baby or at the moment of conception, drawing the ire of pro-abortion Democrats and 2020 presidential contenders. (Read more from “New Poll Shows How Americans Really Feel About Abortion” HERE)