(CNSNews.com) – March for Life Action, which hosts the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., will run a “Consensus” ad before the Democratic primary debate tonight showing data that Americans support restrictions (consensus) on abortion, restrictions that are at odds with the candidates’ advocacy for unrestricted abortion, even up to the moment of birth.
Women in the “Consensus” ad repeat that surveys confirm 6 out of 10 pro-choice Americans believe “abortion should happen only during the first three months of pregnancy – at most.”
“That’s consensus,” the women assert, adding that “only about 1 out of 10 Americans support” the “extreme position” of abortion “right up until birth.”
The politicians, they claim, follow the extreme 1 out of 10 advocates. “It’s time for this extremism to end,” they state. “It’s time for OUR voices to be heard. It’s time for politicians to stop working for the pro-abortion lobby. And join the national consensus.”
“Over a decade of research demonstrates how out of touch the Democratic Party establishment has become with Democratic voters when it comes to abortion,” said March for Life President Jeanne Mancini in a statement. “While 2020 Democratic candidates are taking more radical stances on abortion by the day, the polling numbers are clear: 60% of Democrats want abortion limited to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy.”
“A majority of Americans also oppose any tax-payer funding for abortion,” said Mancini. “The Democratic establishment would do well to listen to the American people – or even just their base — instead of caving into the pressure of the abortion lobby.”
According to a recent Marist Poll, 75% of Americans want abortion limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy. This includes Republicans, Democrats, independents and those who identify themselves pro-choice.
Morning Consult’s research also adds that 60% of Democrat voters would like to hear about the recent abortion bills during the presidential debates.
The Marist data also show that a majority of Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion (54 percent to 39 percent). By 20 points (55 percent to 35 percent) Americans also believe medical professionals with moral objections should be allowed to opt out of performing abortions.
More than six in 10 Americans (62 percent) oppose abortions in cases of Down Syndrome, and nearly six in 10 (59 percent) would ban abortion after 20 weeks, except to save the life of the mother.