A new poll released ahead of the annual March for Life reveals that most young Americans support efforts to ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected.
The poll, conducted on behalf of the pro-life organization Students for Life of America from Jan. 5–11, asked 834 young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 for their views on abortion and the United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. The poll’s release comes as pro-lifers are set to gather in Washington, D.C., Friday for the annual March for Life that’s held in the nation’s capital around the anniversary of the Roe decision.
The survey informed respondents that “the human fetal heart begins to beat 21 days after conception, at 3 weeks gestation” before asking if they supported banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said they supported banning abortions after a heartbeat can be detected compared to 48% who opposed.