The majority of Americans think a woman should have the legal right to end a pregnancy if she chooses to, and the numbers are pretty overwhelming.
NPR recently reported that fully three-quarters of those surveyed wanted to keep Roe v. Wade in place, and yet the Supreme Court overturned the precedent which had been set by the high court almost five decades ago in 1973:
A total of 77% say the Supreme Court should uphold Roe, but within that there’s a lot of nuance — 26% say they would like to see it remain in place, but with more restrictions added; 21% want to see Roe expanded to establish the right to abortion under any circumstance; 16% want to keep it the way it is; and 14% want to see some of the restrictions allowed under Roe reduced. Just 13% overall say it should be overturned.
Be sure and read that last line carefully: Only 13% said Roe should be overturned. 77% percent wanted it upheld. That’s about as overwhelming as it gets when it comes to public opinion polls in a nation as divided as the United States.
Who else thought abortion was just fine? Based on what a former friend is saying, Ivanka Trump had no problem with abortion when she became pregnant in high school, according to a startling report from News.com:
A former friend of Ivanka Trump has taken to social media to claim that she supported her in getting an abortion when she was younger.
In the since-deleted tweet, Lauren Santo Domingo, a high school friend of Ivanka’s, claimed to have taken Ivanka, first daughter of former President Donald Trump and former senior White House Adviser, to get the alleged abortion.
The 46-year-old businesswoman and socialite also called out Ivanka for staying silent on abortion rights.
“Ivanka Trump you are noticeably quiet today,” Domingo’s tweet read.
“The high school friends who took you to get an abortion are not.”
It’s perfectly fine that Ivanka saw herself in need of an abortion and was able to do so legally and safely. What’s galling is the hypocrisy of her and others in the Trump family who try to act holier-than-thou even though more than a few of them (i.e. her father and her oldest brother, Don Jr.) have cheated on their wives and probably paid for dozens of abortions over the years.
The hypocrisy is what ticked off most people who commented on the revelation about Ivanka.