70% of Americans Now Essentially Support Overturning Roe v. Wade

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 11, 2022   |   11:09AM   |   Washington, DC

A new poll finds that 70% of Americans now essentially support the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Following the Kansas vote on a pro-life ballot amendment, the percentage of Americans who support the people being able to vote on the issue of abortion has increased. A new Ipsos-USA Today poll found 70% of Americans strongly or somewhat support their state using a ballot measure to decide abortion.

But here’s the rub. That’s exactly what Roe v. Wade prohibited.

Under Roe, the Supreme court took the rights of states and their citizens to make their own abortions laws totally out of the equation. It said killing babies in abortions must be allowed nationwide all the way up to birth and states only had the option of limiting or banning abortions in the last trimester.

The only way sate legislatures could pass most abortion laws or limits or citizens of a given state could pass ballot measures on abortion is by overturning Roe or conforming to its very hard limits on what the people could do. So the ultimate irony is that, after the Kansas vote, abortion advocates now support the very thing they vehemently opposed — letting the people decide.

According to the poll, 73 percent of Democrats polled and 77 percent of Republicans support the use of a ballot measure in their state to decide abortion. That makes it clear that pro-abortion Democrats and pro-life Republicans alike both now believe people should decide abortion policy, not the courts. And that means most of the country now essentially supports the Dobbs decisoon overturning Roe.

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Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 14 states have either an abortion ban or heartbeat law actively saving babies from abortions and several other states are fighting in court to protect unborn children, including in Arizona. It the bill is signed into law, Indiana could become the first state to pass an abortion ban since the Dobbs decision.

As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.

Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the judgment but, in his concurring opinion, disagreed with the reasoning and said he wanted to keep abortions legal but with a new standard.

Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state protecting babies from abortions and Kentucky became the 4th and Louisiana became the 5th and Ohio became the 6th and Utah became the 7th and Oklahoma became the 8th and Alabama became the 9th. This week, Mississippi became the 10th and South Carolina became the 11th,Texas became the 12th with its pre-Roe law and Tennessee became the 13th.

Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia have old pro-life laws on the books but there is question about whether they are applicable and will be enforced.

Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.

The 13 total states with trigger laws that would effectively ban all or most abortions are: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer authored a joint dissent condemning the decision as enabling states to enact “draconian” restrictions on women.

Polls show Americans are pro-life on abortion and a new national poll shows 75% of Americans essentially agree with the Supreme Court overturning Roe.

Despite false reports that abortion bans would prevent doctors from treating pregnant women for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, pro-life doctors confirm that is not the case. Some 35 states have laws making it clear that miscarriage is not abortion and every state with an abortion ban allows treatment for both.