NewsThu Nov 19, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST
6 out of 10 of Americans Oppose Public Funding of Abortion
by James Tillman
The news comes as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has released the 2074-page Senate version of the health care reform bill, H.R. 3590, which would permit government funding of abortion.
Nevertheless, a mere 37% of respondents said that they were in favor "of using public funds for abortions when the woman cannot afford it." Only 26% of respondents said that abortion ought to be legal at any time.
Similarly, aproximately 63% of respondents said that abortion ought never to be legal, or legal in only a few circumstances. 36% of respondents said that it ought to be legal in all or most circumstances.
In the same poll 51% of respondents said that they would even oppose the use of private insurance money to pay for abortions and that abortions ought be payed for out-of-pocket.
The CNN Opinion Research Corporation poll is the result of interviews with 1014 adult Americans, including 928 registered voters. The estimated sampling error is plus or minus aproximately 3% for both groups.
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