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Majority Of Young Women Open To Getting An Illegal Abortion, Poll Discovers

The majority of American women would obtain abortions if they had an unwanted pregnancy, even if abortion becomes illegal, a poll released Tuesday reveals.

In a Generation Lab flash poll provided to Axios, women between the ages of 18 and 29 were asked what they would do if “abortion were illegal and you had an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy.” A majority — 56% — would “find an abortion provider” even if they were “not state-sanctioned,” while 10% would “attempt to end the pregnancy at home.” Just 34% would “have the baby.”

The findings align with data from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, which shows that most women seek abortions for reasons apart from physical health risks or circumstances of conception, such as rape and incest. Instead, most women cite career ambitions, desire to continue education, or financial issues. More recent data from the Guttmacher Institute show that women are most likely to have

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