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Following the draft ruling leak from the Supreme Court, the Pew Research Center released the results of a nationwide poll that examined Americans' views on abortion conducted in March, after oral arguments were heard in the case before the court that could overturn Roe v. Wade. The poll found that 19% of U.S. adults think abortion should be legal in all cases, 71% say it should be mostly legal or mostly illegal, and less than 8% believe it should be illegal in all cases, without exception. The research found that Americans' views on abortion largely depended on a variety of circumstances, including the length of the pregnancy and the health of the mother. "The abortion debate in America is often framed as a legal binary," read a statement, "with 'pro-life' people on one side, seeking to restrict abortion's availability, and 'pro-choice' people on the other, opposing government restrictions on abortion [but] relatively few Americans on either side of the debate take an absolutist view on the legality of abortion."
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References

  1. On abortion, few Americans take an absolutist view
    pewresearch.org

  2. America's Abortion Quandary
    pewresearch.org

    Complete report (PDF)

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the draft ruling from the Supreme Court that was leaked to Politico. The draft opinion, which Biden confirmed is genuine, shows the Supreme Court has voted to overturn its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortions nearly 50 years ago. "I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental," said Biden in a statement. "Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned." He noted that after the enactment of Texas law SB 8 and others like it, he directed his Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel’s Office to prepare options in response. "We will be ready when any ruling is issued." Speaking at an Emily's List conference, Harris said, "Some Republican leaders are trying to weaponize the use of the law against women. How dare they? How dare they tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body?...It has never been more clear which party wants to expand our rights and which party wants to restrict them."
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