Published On: Sat, May 18th, 2019

Previously Unreleased Poll Suggests Abortion Bans Could Backfire On Republicans In Alabama And Elsewhere

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As pro-choice advocates across the country and around the world react to Alabama’s passing of a historically restrictive ban on abortions, including in cases of rape and incest, a previously unreleased poll suggests that Alabama voters may not be in lock step behind their Republican political leaders, Mother Jones reports. Although Alabama remains a firmly conservative pro-life state, a poll conducted last year but not shared until now shows that just 31 percent of the state’s voters favor such a restrictive ban. When it comes to cases involving rape and incest, as many as 65 percent opposed banning abortion, according to the poll.

As it stands now, Alabama’s law ban abortions in all cases with the exception of situations where the life of the mother is in danger.

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Previously Unreleased Poll Suggests Abortion Bans Could Backfire On Republicans In Alabama And Elsewhere