Poll Finds More Than 50 Percent of Women Would Still Get an Abortion Even if It Was Illegal


A poll found more than half of women would get an abortion even if it was illegal.

A Generation Lab flash poll first provided to Axios asked respondents, “If abortion were illegal and you had an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, what would you do?”

Fifty-six percent of women aged 18-29 say they would find an abortion provider.

Only 34% say they would have the baby and 10% would attempt to end the pregnancy at home.

According to 45% of respondents who identified as men, they would take additional precautions, including using physical contraceptives more often if the procedure was illegal, as Axios reported.

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Forty-three percent would not do anything different and only 11% say they would be more likely to have a vasectomy done.

Forty-nine percent of respondents believe, in all cases, abortion should be legal while 27% believe it should be legal in most cases.

Sixteen percent are convinced it should be illegal in most cases and 8% say it should be illegal in all cases.

Check out the poll below:

The poll was conducted between May 5 and 8.

It comes just after a draft ruling leaked showing the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade.

On Monday, ABC News reported, “The homes of Supreme Court justices are the newest site for protests over abortion access in the United States.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki issued a statement reacting to the protests, as IJR reported.

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“[President Joe Biden] strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest,” Psaki said.

She added, “But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.”

According to ABC News, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday they are offering assistance to the Marshal of the Supreme Court when it comes to increased security concerns amid the leaked opinion.

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