A new poll by Rasmussen shows that a majority of Americans support the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Rasmussen notes that 50% of Americans support the decision that will allow states to protect babies from abortion, while only 45% are against it.
Rasmussen Reports’ new national telephone and online poll shows that 50% of likely voters in the US support the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, including 38% who strongly support the decision. About 45% disapprove of the new Supreme Court ruling, including 38% who strongly disapprove of it.
Of Republican voters, 75% approve of the Supreme Court’s decision to annul Roe v. Wade, and only 20% disapprove. Seventy-one percent (71%) of Democrats disapprove of the Supreme Court’s abortion decision, but 25% approve.
Voters not affiliated with either major party are more narrowly divided: 53% approve of the court’s decision to return abortion to states and 42% disapprove of it.
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of pro-choice voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, while 88% of pro-life voters approve of the new abortion ruling.
According to Rasmussen, 53% of whites, 41% of black voters and 49% of other minorities at least somewhat approve of the Supreme Court’s decision to quash Roe v. Wade.
The strongest supporters of Joe Biden are overwhelmingly against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Of voters who strongly approve of Biden’s performance as president, 72% disapprove of the court’s ruling, including 63% who strongly disapprove of the decision. By contrast, 77% of voters who strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance approve of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, including 63% who strongly approve of the ruling.
As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, holding a 6-3 majority decision in the Dobbs case that “the Constitution does not grant the right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The Supreme Court also ruled that 6-3 upholds Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, allowing states to further restrict abortions and remove the false viability standard.
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Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the verdict but, in his opinion, disagreed with the reasoning, saying he wanted to keep abortion legal but with a new standard.
Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was destroyed and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions, and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state to protect babies from abortion, Kentucky became 4th, Louisiana became 5th, Ohio became 6th, Utah became 7th, Oklahoma became 8th, and Alabama became 9th. Texas also had an old abortion ban in effect, and Tennessee became the 13th state. Yesterday, Mississippi took 10th and South Carolina 11th.
Michigan, Wisconsin, and West Virginia have old pro-life laws on the books, but whether they apply and will be enforced is questionable.
Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or expeditiously ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The 13 states with trigger laws that would effectively ban all or most abortions are Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
“Abortion poses a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of any state from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey have usurped that authority. We now reject those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.
“Roe was wrong from the start. The reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have fueled debate and deepened divisions.”
This is a milestone for the Pro-Life movement and our entire nation. After nearly 50 years of staining the moral fabric of our country, Roe v. Wade is no more.
Judges Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer wrote a joint dissent condemning the decision to allow states to impose “draconian” restrictions on women.
Polls show that Americans support abortion.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters in the US was conducted on June 26-27, 2022, by Rasmussen Reports. The fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% confidence level.