Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the Supreme Court should overturn Texas’s restrictive abortion law after the court heard two challenges against it earlier this month, a new Washington Post/ABC News vote found, with a majority of respondents supporting abortion rights, as the court prepares to potentially reverse Roe v. Wade in a separate case.
The survey found that 65% of respondents believe the Supreme Court should overturn the Texas law, while 29% want the court to uphold it and 6% have no opinion.
Another 60% of American adults want the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, which guarantees abortion rights, was conducted November 7-10 among 1,001 American adults.
An even more 75% majority believe abortion should be a decision that is “left to the woman and her doctor”, while 20% want it to be governed by law.
The survey found that 58% of respondents opposed state laws that highly restrict abortions or make the procedure difficult to obtain, with 45% strongly opposing them, while 36% support those laws.
support for abortion rights had driven Primarily by Democrats, 89% want the court to reject the Texas law, 82% believe the court should uphold Roe v. Wade and 83% oppose restrictive state abortion laws.
Republicans are largely opposed to abortion—55% support Texas legislation and 62% support restrictive state laws—but only 45% want the court in Roe v. Wade (42% want to keep it) and a 53% majority believe abortion should be up to a woman and her doctor.