Rasmussen Reports is the latest to survey voters on the prospect of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the ruling that legalized abortion, which has cost the lives of over 63 million preborn babies since 1973. The poll shows almost half (48%) of likely voters would approve a decision that allows abortion up to birth overturned; almost a third (32%) would "strongly approve," according to Rasmussen.
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life tells AFN that would align with the view of most thinking people.
"First of all, [it aligns] where it is with most countries; and secondly [it's] in line with the American public, who want very, very serious restrictions on abortion," he shares. "They do not want – they've never wanted – unlimited abortion like Roe gives us."
A poll conducted for liberal CNN shows similar results (34% said "Yes, overturn"), leading Pavone to observe that one need not be conservative or religious to support limits on abortion, for most likely three months into the pregnancy.
"After [three months] the baby is quite developed and [abortion] should not be allowed," he continues. "So, if they're going to maintain any shred of trust among the American public, even these less-conservative outlets are going to have to begin showing that this is indeed the trend."
Currently the Supreme Court is considering a case (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization) in which it is believed Roe v. Wade will be tossed, leaving decisions on abortion in the hands of state lawmakers.