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Majority of Americans say heartbeat abortion bans are not too restrictive

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May 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A recent national poll shows a majority of Americans hold that banning abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy is not “too restrictive” and young people are more likely than their elders to judge laws banning abortion after six weeks as “too lenient.”

This means that most Americans (55 percent) stand behind the many heartbeat bills, which would outlaw aborting children as soon as their heartbeats are detectable, being introduced in many state legislatures across the country.

Women and men united in support of greater restrictions on abortion

The poll shows that women (53 percent) and men (57 percent) share approximately the same level of concern about lax abortion laws, debunking hyperbolic claims by supporters of the multi-billion-dollar abortion industry.    

Several prominent Democrat politicians seeking their party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election against pro-life President Donald Trump, such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, have decried the legislation, asserting that heartbeat bills are an assault on women and that “abortion is healthcare.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren was roundly criticized this week by an Associated Press reporter for falsely claiming that Republican men are leading the push for more restrictive abortion laws.

“There are over 300,000 more female voters in South Carolina than there are men, yet South Carolina overwhelmingly elects candidates who oppose abortion,” tweeted AP’s Meg Kinnard. “Regardless of how you stand on the issue, this 'man vs. woman' messaging is not based in fact or reality.”

Young voters want restrictions on abortion

America’s youngest eligible voters were the most likely to say that banning abortions after six weeks is “too lenient.” More than a quarter (27 percent) said that, which is six percentage points more than 50-64-year-olds and 10 points more than those 65 and older.

The only age cohort with a majority deeming Heartbeat Bills “too restrictive” were those 65 and older (52 percent).

This means that America’s most avid abortion industry supporters are elderly, and America’s newest voters embrace values that lean pro-life.          

The Hill-HarrisX poll, taken May 10-11, surveyed 1,000 registered voters with a 3.1 percent margin of error.   

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