More Support for Late-Term Abortion Ban

There is yet another poll showing that many Americans would look favorably on a late-term abortion ban. The Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds: “In the new survey of 1,000 Americans, 44% said they would support a ban in their state on abortions 20 weeks postfertilization, compared with 37% who would oppose such a ban.”

Contrary to the contention that such bans constitute a “war on women,” the poll also found that more women than men supported the state bans, 46% to 40%. Even college-educated women, a group that strongly supports abortion rights, tipped toward favoring the 20-week restrictions.

Among that group, 62% said abortion should be legal, but only 40% opposed the 20-week bans, compared with 44% who backed a ban at 20 weeks.