Poll – Majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion after 15 weeks

by Seth Udinski
Poll – Majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion after 15 weeks

Seth Udinski, FISM News


Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health, the potentially groundbreaking Supreme Court case in the fight for the unborn in the United States, has captured the attention of the nation for the last several months. Many believe that should the high court rule in favor of allowing Mississippi’s abortion ban at 15 weeks to stand, as it could strike a blow against the legality of abortion which has ruled the nation since Roe v. Wade in 1973.

The Harris Poll, a study recently released by The Hill and Harvard University, explored the topic of abortion since it is so prominent in the political conversation of 2021. Researchers conducted the survey with almost 2000 individuals of varying backgrounds at the end of November and beginning of December.

The poll revealed that 56% of Americans believe abortion should at least be restricted to 15 weeks in a pregnancy. Keep in mind, this entire group does not necessarily believe that abortion should be outlawed. 32% believe that abortion should be completely criminalized, while 24% believe that it should be criminalized after 15 weeks but should not be outlawed altogether. 38% said they believe abortion should be legal up to 24 weeks, and 8% answered that abortion should be allowed up to 36 weeks.

Although a limit of 15 weeks on abortion is a step in the right direction, it still allows for the tragic possibility of countless unborn lives to be legally ended in the womb. Some believe the struggle for the protection of life in the womb is not a quick fix, but rather a long-term war of attrition, with ground being gained slowly.

Either way, the Word of God is clear that life begins at the moment of conception, and that it must be protected. Hopefully, the outcome of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health will be the first step in providing a nationwide protection of life.