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Solid Majority of Americans Support Abortion Rights

A poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute, which examines the views of Millennial Generation on abortion, revealed that the Millennial Generation, people ages 18-29, are more likely than other age cohorts to support having an abortion provider in the community. However, the Millennial Generation is no more likely to believe that abortions should be available in all cases.

The poll indicated that 58 percent of those surveyed believed that communities should have a health care professional available to provide legal abortions. Those who reside in metropolitan areas were more likely than those in rural areas to believe that abortion services should be available in the community.

Moreover, 19 percent of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all cases and 37 believe that it should be legal in most cases. By contrast, 14 percent believe that abortion should be illegal in all cases and 26 percent in most cases.

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president for public policy and communications at Planned Parenthood, stated, “It Is also heartening to see that there is no gap in support among young people on issues they consider as basic human rights with support for marriage equality reaching similar majority support levels for abortion rights.”

Sources:

What the Millennial Generation Tells US about the Future of the Abortion Debate 6/9/11; Statement of Planned Parenthood 6/9/11