- Poll shows public favors bill that would prevent insurers from covering cost of abortion
- By a 51 percent to 45 percent margin, responders think patients should pay full costs
- 26 percent say abortion should be legal; 50 percent say it should be legal in certain circumstances
Washington (CNN) — Six in 10 Americans favor a ban on the use of federal funds for abortion, according to a new poll.
The poll also indicates that the public might also favor legislation that would prevent many women from getting their health insurance plan to cover the cost of an abortion, even if no federal funds are involved.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday morning indicates that 61 percent of the public opposes using public money for abortions for women who can not afford the procedure, with 37 percent in favor of allowing the use of federal funds.
And by a 51 percent to 45 percent margin, those questioned in the survey think that women who get abortions should pay the full costs out of their own pocket, even if they have private health insurance and no federal funds are involved. The 6-point difference is within the poll’s sampling error.