Gallup Poll Shows 71% of Americans Oppose Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 2, 2022   |   12:14PM   |   Washington, DC

A new Gallup poll shows Americans strongly disagree with the position of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Party of killing babies in abortions up to birth.

While Democrats have pushed abortion on demand up to birth both nationally and in multiple blue states, Americans have no desire to see babies killed in aboritons after they are viable and can live outside the womb.

The new Gallup poll found Americans oppose killing babies in abortions in both the second and third trimester.

“A majority of Americans (55%) are generally against abortion in the second three months, while 36% think it should be legal. Americans are most unified in their views on the third trimester, with 71% saying abortion should not be legal at this stage and 20% saying it should be,” Gallup reported.

While Democrats falsely claim aboritons don’t happen or rarely happen after viability, the truth is thousands of babies who could survive outside the womb are killed in abortions every year.

Approximately 9,000 viable, late-term unborn babies are aborted every year in the United States, based on research by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute.

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Seven states allow unborn babies to be aborted through all nine months of pregnancy and some have done so for years. The states are Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Vermont, along with Washington, D.C.

Colorado reported 171 abortions at 21 weeks or later in 2019, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. However, a department official admitted that the number is almost certainly an under-count, and pro-lifers estimate the number is closer to 300.

According to a 2020 investigation by Operation Rescue, 143 abortion facilities in the U.S. will abort unborn babies at 20 weeks of pregnancy or more.

What’s more, abortion lobbyists admit that most late-term abortions are done on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies. Guttmacher Institute statistics confirm that “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.” Instead, data suggest that “most women seeking later abortion fit at least one of five profiles: They were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”

Late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, who is credited with popularizing the partial-birth abortion procedure, said in a 1993 interview with American Medical News: “I’ll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range…. In my particular case, probably 20% are for genetic reasons. And the other 80% are purely elective.”

New York Magazine recently featured the story of an Oregon woman who aborted her unborn baby at 28 weeks of pregnancy for purely elective reasons; both she and her unborn baby were healthy.