POLL: The Majority of California Voters Support Certain Abortion Restrictions
California is set to amend the state constitution on November 8, 2022 to strengthen abortion rights in the state. Voters in the Golden State will be voting on Proposition 1, which would change the state constitution along the following lines:
“The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion.”
According to a Rasmussen poll, a significant portion of voters, even those who are pro-choice, are against late-term abortion.
Rasmussen found that 13% of California’s likely voters believe abortion should be allowed throughout the entire pregnancy up until the moment of birth.
14% believe abortion should be legal up to six months into a pregnancy. 32% believe abortion should stay legal three months into a pregnancy,
19% believe abortion should only be legal one month into a pregnancy. Only 14% believe all abortions should be criminalized.
66% of California back Proposition 1, which includes 49% who strongly support the ballot initiative. 27% were against the initiative, which includes 17% who are strongly against it.
62% of California voters identify as pro-choice whereas only 31% identify as pro-life. That said, among pro-choice voters, only 18% indicated that abortion should be legal throughout the pregnancy up until birth. 51% of pro-choice voters don’t think abortion should be legal after three months into a pregnancy. On the other hand, an additional 19% believe abortion should stay legal six months into a pregnancy.
For voters who believe abortion should only be allowed for up to three months into a pregnancy, 77% back Proposition 1, which includes 51% who strongly support the ballot initiative.
Even in the most liberal states like California, there are limits to how far people will tolerate abortion. For those on the Left who basically want state-sponsored infanticide, this has to be a major annoyance.
California is not having a pro-life revolution anytime soon, or ever for that matter. That said, there can still be some progress made in rural counties that are more conservative. These areas can be turned into de facto pro-life sanctuaries.
Pro-lifers in blue states should this localist approach to stand up against the scourge of abortion.