08.06.132:43 PM ET

49 Percent of Americans: Abortion Is ‘Morally Wrong’

According to Pew poll.

Nearly half of Americans, 49 percent, say abortion is morally wrong, according to a Pew poll released on Tuesday. Just 15 percent of respondents said they believed abortion is morally acceptable, and 23 percent said abortion is not a moral issue. On the other end of the spectrum, 12 percent said they believed that in vitro fertilization is morally wrong, with 32 percent saying the procedure is morally acceptable and 36 percent saying it’s not a moral issue. The study was conducted via telephone with 2,012 interviews in all 50 states and the District of Columbia between March 21 and April 8, 2013.