If you know carafem, you know we love all things abortion related. It’s what we do. But we’re not alone — abortion rights are more popular than you might think! Not only will 1 in 4 people who can get pregnant have an abortion in their lifetime, but across the country, the vast majority of people believe abortion care should be legal and accessible.
How popular is abortion?
According to a Gallup poll, 85% of Americans believe abortion should be legal in certain or any circumstances. When Roe V. Wade was overturned last year, protests erupted in an overwhelming public outcry of support for safe, legal, and accessible abortion, alongside resounding approval at the voting booth for legal abortion.
carafem is a provider of high quality, compassionate abortion care, both in person and through telehealth, so we’re a little biased when it comes to knowing how amazing access to abortion is. We’ve provided abortion care to tens of thousands of people, and know that each and every person was making the best decision they could for themselves and their families, and we will support that decision every time. People have been making thoughtful decisions about abortion care for centuries, and will continue to do so for centuries to come.
Here Are 8 things Abortion is More Popular Than
With such a high percentage of people believing abortion care should be legal and accessible, we wanted to put into perspective just how popular the right to abortion really is by compiling a list of what abortion has a higher approval rating than!
Starting on a lighter note, more people support legal abortion than they do adding pineapple on pizza! Abortion is as common and normal as pizza is, and abortion even has a higher rating than the most popular pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, and onions. Don’t worry, we won’t judge whatever pizza topping or reproductive health choices you decide are best for you.
We are astounded and appalled that Queen Dolly’s approval isn’t higher, but we’re also honored to be even more popular than the iconic singer, actress, and philanthropist. Dolly Parton is not only a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and racial justice, but also helped improve childhood literacy in Appalachia and funded a COVID-19 vaccine. We’re in good company if legal abortion is more popular than Dolly!
This heartwarming Apple TV show starring Jason Sudeikis has taken the world by storm since its premiere in 2020. Even with a third season recently being released, abortion is still more popular than our favorite “football” coach. Regardless, we know Ted Lasso would absolutely be pro-abortion. He’d probably drive you to a clinic, help connect you to an abortion fund, and offer to support you throughout the process if you asked.
Across 22 movies that broke box-office records and reshaped modern cinema, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a higher overall rating of any film franchise — and abortion still has a higher approval rating than the MCU! If only Thanos could snap away restrictions on abortion care…
#5: Capitalism – 60%
A slight tone shift compared with the first few items on this list, but even systemic institutions like capitalism don’t have approval ratings as high as legal abortion does. Capitalism is continually decreasing in popularity (understandably so), and abortion is consistently and relentlessly more popular than ever before. Demand for safe and accessible abortion care isn’t going anywhere, even if capitalism does💸
#6: Congress – 18%
We know this is a very very low bar to beat, but in February of 2023, only a mere 18% of Americans approved of the United States Congress. Meaning approval ratings for abortion access were more than four times higher than our approval of the people running our country. Yikes. However, this means we have even more of a responsibility to fight for abortion access, and to put pressure on our representatives to protect abortion. Congressional representatives wish they could be a fraction as popular as abortion is.
No surprises here, but historically, presidents have been pretty divisive in American history. In the nearly 80 years that presidential polling has existed, not a single president has reached a higher overall approval rating than 70.1%, significantly lower than abortion’s 85% approval rating.
#8: The Supreme Court – 40%
When you take away federal protections for basic human rights, it makes sense that your approval rating will plummet, right? That’s exactly what happened to the Supreme Court after the devastating Dobbs decision last June that overturned Roe v. Wade and nearly half a century of precedent.
Abortion is and always will be a fundamental human right.
The bottom line is that abortion is both wildly common and has an incredibly high rate of public support. Even if approval ratings for legal abortion weren’t as overwhelmingly high as they are, carafem would still fight to provide the best possible abortion care to all who want and need it. Abortion is and always will be a fundamental human right, and carafem will always be proud to be among the 85% of people who support access to legal and safe abortion, and we’re honored to be a provider of compassionate, respectful, quality abortion care.
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