Tony Smith

New data from Pew Research Centers shows that more Americans say it’s difficult to access abortion care in their area and think it should be easier to get an abortion. The survey comes nearly a year after Roe v. Wade, the ruling that protecting Americans right to get an abortion, was overturned… Charles Anthony Smith, a professor of political science and law at University of California, Irvine, says the findings are in line with what political scientists would have anticipated. “In essence, people who did not see the right to reproductive freedom under threat because of Roe have now had the issue become more salient for them and large majorities disagree with the decision to overturn Roe and make abortion much more difficult to obtain,” Smith told Healthline.

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