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Abortion Issue Remains Challenging for Americans

Three-out-of-five Americans (61%) know someone who has had an abortion. That fact adds a sobering reality to all political discussions on this contentious issue. The issue has moved to center stage in South Dakota where Governor Mike Rounds (R) has signed sweeping legislation banning most abortions in the state.

A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 55% of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong most of the time. Just 32% disagree. Americans under 50 are a bit more likely than their elders to believe that abortion is morally wrong.

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