Americans Believe Abortion is a Private Matter

A nationwide poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times reports that more than two-thirds of respondents believe the decision to obtain an abortion should be left between a woman and her doctor and participants generally opposed a constitutional ban on abortion. Although the two Presidential candidates have completely opposing views on abortion with Gore supporting abortion rights and Bush a long time foe, more than half of Americans say they have “no clear sense” on either candidate’s position on abortion. Thirty-four percent of men and women said that if the candidate’s position disagreed with their own, it would be enough to change their vote. The poll also shows a growing support for mifepristone which is now before the FDA for approval.


A.P. - 18 June 2000

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