Americans Want Stricter Limits on Abortion: CBS Poll

A recent poll by CBS News shows most Americans want stricter limits on abortion, or they want abortion ended altogether.

Pollsters asked people if abortion should be generally available to those who want it, available but under stricter limits than it is now, or not permitted at all.

Overall, 31% said abortion needed stricter limits, and 24% said abortion should not be permitted at all.

In other words, 55% of Americans surveyed believe abortion ought to be either completely illegal or legal under fewer circumstances than it currently is.

Forty-two percent said they would not be able to support a candidate who doesn’t share their views on abortion.

Interestingly, the survey under-represented Republicans. Democrats who responded to the CBS survey outnumbered Republicans by about 37%. In light of that, it’s possible that the percentage of Americans who want abortion restricted or abolished actually is higher than these polling numbers reflect.

This is just another poll demonstrating that Americans don’t support abortion on demand.

Time and again we have seen surveys that show most Americans believe abortion ought to be completely illegal or legal only under certain circumstances. Arkansans in particular oppose abortion.

These numbers just go to show that slowly but surely we are winning the fight to protect innocent human life.

You can read the poll results and see the survey questions and responses here.

Planned Parenthood Endorses More Candidates in Arkansas

On Thursday Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes Arkansas — Planned Parenthood’s political action committee in Arkansas — endorsed five candidates for the state legislature.

The candidates are:

  • Clarke Tucker for Arkansas Senate District 32
  • Suzie Bell for Arkansas House District 97
  • Daisy Bonilla for Arkansas House District 93
  • Rep. Tippi McCullough for Arkansas House District 33
  • Rep. David Whitaker for Arkansas House District 85

Planned Parenthood’s political action committee has been actively fundraising this year, and the organization already has endorsed other candidates for the state legislature.

In May Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed two federal candidates from Arkansas as well.

Last fall Planned Parenthood’s super PAC pledged to spend at least $45 million on the 2020 election, with four main goals:

  • Defeat President Trump
  • Flip the U.S. Senate from Republican to Democrat
  • Maintain Democratic control over the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Support liberal candidates in state races