Women more supportive of abortion restriction

Democrats are casting new state laws restricting abortions after 20 weeks as a Republican “war on women.” But a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that women are more supportive of the restriction than men. The survey asked whether restrictions should begin at 24 weeks, as the U.S. Supreme Court dictated, or at 20 weeks. Sixty percent of women surveyed preferred 20 weeks, compared with 53 percent of men. However, 58 percent of women opposed efforts by some states to make it more difficult for abortion clinics to operate, compared with 50 percent of men. There wasn’t much gender difference on abortion rights, as 56 percent of men and 55 percent of women said abortion should be legal in all or most cases.