The public sentiment toward abortion isn't going the way most advocates hoped it would.
According to a Marist poll, some 74% of Americans want to see abortions that would occur during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters banned.
Among Americans overall, nearly three-quarters (74 percent) want abortion restricted to, at most, the first trimester. Among those who want restrictions, 74 percent want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of those restrictions. This equates to about 55 percent of Americans who support such action by the Court.
That's not all. The poll showed that a surprisingly massive number of people would not like our tax dollars used to fund abortions as well.
Americans overwhelmingly oppose the use of tax dollars to support abortion in other countries (83 percent). More than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) also oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions in the United States. This includes almost nine in 10 Trump supporters (87 percent) and even nearly four in 10 Clinton supporters (39 percent).
Earlier today, TheBlaze reported that the house voted to pass legislation that makes the Hyde Amendment — a law that restricts the use of taxpayer dollars to fund elective abortions — a permanent law. This is good news for what is now, according to this poll, the majority of Americans who seem to agree with the Hyde Amendment.