A new poll found that 72% of people in the United States strongly or somewhat believed that birth control "should be made free and widely available" if abortion is made illegal.
The Economist/YouGov poll, which surveyed people about their opinions on abortion, also found that even among anti-abortion respondents, a majority supported free and accessible contraceptives if abortion is "outlawed."
Sixty-one percent of anti-abortion respondents said they would support widely available and free birth control, while 38% strongly agreed with the idea.
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Among the pro-abortion rights crowd, 83% strongly agreed that free and easily accessible contraceptives should be provided if abortion is deemed illegal.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, the issue of abortion access would be returned to the states. Several states have laws set to go into effect immediately following Roe's reversal that would heavily restrict abortion access. Other states plan on enshrining the right to abortion into law.
Some Republicans, however, are considering a federal policy banning or restricting abortion.
Pro-abortion rights advocates were more likely to be certain that Roe will be overturned, while 44% of pro-abortion rights respondents believe it will definitely be overturned. Only 29% of people with anti-abortion views believe it will.
There were nearly 1,500 adult participants in the survey conducted May 8-10, and the margin of error was approximately 3 percentage points.
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Protests in favor of and against Roe's reversal have popped up across the U.S. since a leaked draft opinion, written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Mississippi abortion case was published early last week.
The opinion revealed is not final, and votes among the justices might change before a ruling is dealt in the coming months. The leak prompted Chief Justice John Roberts to order an investigation by the marshal of the court. In a statement, the court confirmed the draft that was leaked is "authentic" but stressed it does "not represent a decision by the Court."