A majority of California voters support an abortion rights referendum scheduled for next month, even though most are against late-term abortion.
That's according to the latest survey by Rasmussen Reports and the Capitol Resource Institute.
The poll found that only 14% of California "likely voters" believe abortion should be legal at any time during pregnancy up to the moment of birth.
Thirteen percent (13%) think abortion should be legal up to six months of pregnancy, while 34% say abortion should be legal up to three months of pregnancy.
Nineteen percent (19%) believe abortion should only be legal during the first month of pregnancy, while 15% think all abortions should be illegal.
Next month, California voters will decide Proposition 1, which would amend the state constitution: “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.”
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of California voters support Proposition 1, including 42% who "strongly support" it. Thirty-three percent (33%) oppose the proposition, including 22% who "strongly oppose" it.
In August, 66% of California voters supported Proposition 1.
“The more Californians learn that Proposition 1 would legalize late-term abortion, the more they oppose it,” said Karen England, President of the Capitol Resource Institute. “This isn’t surprising since 79 percent of likely California voters said in an earlier poll that they would not support killing a child up until birth. Gavin Newsom and the radicals in Sacramento have authored one of the most extreme pieces of abortion legislation ever placed on a ballot. My prayer is that the good people of California don't fall into Newsom's trap.”
To see survey question wording, click here.
I believe the pro-abortion peeps pushed the issue of "any time for any reason" too far. They are zealots of the religion of death. People are more aware of the brutality and inhumanity of a late-term abortion and cannot abide by that. Personally, I believe life begins at conception when a new set of DNA is formed. Nothing to do with religion. I believe it impossible to argue that a pain-capable unborn child should be aborted--or worse, left to die after a botched abortion.