The march of hundreds of women performed nationwide over the weekend screamed a clear rally: Don’t let America go on the road to Texas.
A long beach demonstrator sign “Coronavirus has more reproductive rights than women in Texas!”
The almost total ban on abortion enacted in Texas last month seems to have energized abortion supporters across the country, even if participation in the march remained below the previous year’s level.
On Saturday, protesters flooded the streets of San Diego, Eureka, San Jose, Riverside, Sacramento and several other California cities.
However, the situation in our state is very different from that in Texas and many other countries.
California has more than a quarter of US abortion facilities, and many have treated patients in Texas since the new law came into force. Meanwhile, California doctors are out of state to provide abortions to Texas women.
According to the latest poll by the California Institute of Public Policy, 77% of adults here want to leave the Roe v. Wade case, a Supreme Court ruling that established constitutional rights to abortion. is. This is almost 20 percentage points higher than the share of recent national surveys.
Its widespread support for abortion has placed California in a somewhat unique position in the current abortion situation. If the Roe v. Wade case is overturned, California law will legally maintain abortion here, but in most states this is not the case.
Still, there is one area where California’s abortion trends are consistent with the country. It is the view of the general public that does not change over time.
In a July poll by the Institute of Public Policy, 21% of California adults wanted to overthrow the Roe v. Wade case. This is almost the same as the 22% who shared that belief in 2006.
According to Pew Research Center Gregory A. Smith, the same pattern is seen nationwide, with attitudes towards abortion fluctuating slightly from year to year, but almost stable for decades.
Fifteen years ago, there was about the same opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion in the United States, Smith said. However, although resistance to same-sex marriage has steadily diminished, there have been no abortions.
“This is a very different pattern of these two major cultural issues,” Smith told me.
That’s because young Americans tend to be much more satisfied with same-sex marriage than older generations, while the gap between generations in the view of abortion is much smaller.
This suggests that even in California, the debate about abortion will not disappear soon.
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