More than one in ten of most religious Americans would allow a woman to die rather than allow her an abortion when her life is threatened, a new poll shows. The Public Religion Research Institute poll finds overall, 10% of Americans would allow a woman to die, but rates are often higher, especially among white Evangelicals — about 13% — as you can see on the graphic, above.
The study finds that 86% of all Americans believe women should be able to obtain an abortion in cases of danger to the woman’s health, and 79% in cases of rape.
Clearly, the views of Congressmen Todd Akin and Paul Ryan are far from the mainstream.
For a larger version of the graphic, visit the Public Religion Research Institute.
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