56 Percent Support Abortion Limits

    A supporter an abortion bill reads the Bible while in line outside the Texas Senate chambers as he final vote by the Senate is expected to begin, Friday, July 12, 2013, in Austin, Texas. The bill would require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, only allow abortions in surgical centers, dictate when abortion pills are taken and ban abortions after 20 weeks. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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    As lawmakers in multiple states and Washington push for new restrictions on abortion, a new poll shows Americans have complex feelings about the issue. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56 percent of Americans think abortion should be restricted after 20 weeks rather than the 24 weeks under current law. But 54 percent also oppose laws that would restrict abortion clinics from operating. Support for legal abortion is holding strong at about 55 percent, and a majority oppose laws like the controversial bill recently passed in Texas that require abortion clinics to meet hospital standards, which often forces them to close.

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