SBA List Poll: Majority of Voters Support 20 Week Abortion Ban in States Key to Senate Dems in 2018

Posted: Oct 06, 2017 7:30 AM
SBA List Poll: Majority of Voters Support 20 Week Abortion Ban in States Key to Senate Dems in 2018

The pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List released polling data Thursday, showing that in five key states where Democrats are most vulnerable in 2018, 62 percent of voters support the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The poll, done for the SBA List by the polling company, inc./WomanTrend, surveyed 1,650 voters from Florida, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin from November 28-30, 2016.

It also found that 55 percent of those surveyed said they would be less likely to vote for their Senator if he or she voted to allow abortions after 20 weeks, more than twice as many as those who said they would be more likely (24 percent) to vote for their Senator in that case.

“Voters agree: it’s inexplicable that the United States is one of only seven nations in the world to allow abortion after 20 weeks – five months, more than halfway through pregnancy – putting us in the company of China and North Korea,” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented on the data.

“Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives was a win for basic human decency,” she concluded. “Now it’s time for the pro-life majority in the Senate, led by pro-life champion Lindsey Graham, to force vulnerable pro-abortion Senators up in 2018 to either stand with their pro-life constituents and vote for this bill, or stand with the extreme abortion lobby and vote in favor of late-term abortion on-demand. This is not a vote that Senator Claire McCaskill or any Senator running in a state carried by President Trump wants to have.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced the bill in the Senate Thursday. It passed the House Tuesday by a vote of 237-189 but will have a tougher time in the Senate where it needs 60 votes to pass. President Trump has promised to sign the legislation if it makes it to his desk.