56 Percent Support Abortion Limits

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.