5 Facts About the Abortion Debate in America

September 2, 2019

(Pew Research) – More than four decades after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, opponents and supporters of abortion rights are still battling over the issue in court, at the ballot box and in state legislatures. A recently enacted Alabama law has been described as the nation’s most restrictive, and several other states also have passed new restrictions on abortion with an eye toward giving the Supreme Court a chance to overturn its decision in Roe. As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about Americans’ views on the topic, based on recent Pew Research Center polling.