The Holding of Roe v. Wade Was Never In Line with American Attitudes on Abortion

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, some members of Congress are calling for the codification of Roe, which would legalize abortion nationwide through all nine months of pregnancy with very limited restrictions. However, polls show that only a small minority of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in all cases and 70 percent want significant restrictions on abortion. Americans have never widely supported making abortion legal without limitations—not at the time Roe was decided, and not now.

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