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According to a new national phone and online survey from Rasmussen Reports and the Capitol Resource Institute, only 14 percent of likely voters in California believe abortion should be legal at any time during pregnancy up to the moment of birth.

Thirteen percent said abortion should be legal up to six months of pregnancy. Thirty-four percent said abortion should be legal up to three months of pregnancy.

California voters will decide the fate of Proposition 1 in November. The state’s constitution would be amended to read:

“The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion.”

Fifty-nine percent of California voters support the amendment. Thirty-three percent oppose it. In August, 66 percent of likely California voters supported the amendment.

“The more Californians learn that Proposition 1 would legalize late-term abortion, the more they oppose it,” said Karen England, President of the Capitol Resource Institute. “This isn’t surprising since 79 percent of likely California voters said in an earlier poll that they would not support killing a child up until birth. Gavin Newsom and the radicals in Sacramento have authored one of the most extreme pieces of abortion legislation ever placed on a ballot. My prayer is that the good people of California don’t fall into Newsom’s trap.”

Fifteen percent of likely California voters said all abortions should be illegal and 19 percent said abortion should only be legal during the first month of pregnancy.

Fifty-five percent of California voters consider themselves pro-choice, which is a seven-point drop from August. Thirty-six percent now say they are pro-life, a bump from 31 percent in August.

Women and independents are a large reason for the decrease, according to the poll.


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