Support for legal abortion has increased since Supreme Court removed protections, according to AP-NORC poll

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    Majority of Americans Oppose Federal Abortion Ban and Support Access to Abortions: New Poll

    A recent poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has revealed that a majority of Americans oppose a federal abortion ban and support access to abortions for any reason. This shift in public opinion has created a politically challenging situation for candidates who oppose abortion rights as the November election approaches.

    The poll found that around 6 in 10 Americans believe their state should generally allow legal abortion for any reason, marking an increase from previous years. Americans are also largely against the strict abortion bans that have been implemented in Republican-controlled states since the Supreme Court’s ruling two years ago.

    The survey also showed that Americans overwhelmingly oppose national abortion bans and restrictions, with about 7 in 10 supporting legal abortion in all or most cases. This shift towards more permissive views on abortion has been noted by respondents like Vincent Wheeler, a Republican from Los Angeles, who believes abortion should be available for any reason until viability.

    Despite efforts by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to defer the issue to the states, many Americans continue to oppose nationwide abortion bans and believe that Congress should pass a law guaranteeing access to abortions nationwide.

    The poll also highlighted the nuanced and sometimes contradictory views on abortion held by Americans. While a majority support legal abortion in extreme circumstances, such as when a patient’s life is endangered or in cases of rape or incest, there are varying opinions on when abortion should be restricted at the state level.

    Overall, the poll reflects a shifting landscape of public opinion on abortion rights in the United States, with a growing number of Americans supporting access to abortions for any reason. As the November election approaches, candidates will need to navigate these complex and evolving views on abortion to appeal to a broad range of voters.