VIDEO: Lila Rose, the new face of the anti-abortion movement
Released Monday, the survey of Americans aged 18-34 found that while a majority rejected identifying with either party and they were evenly divided among “pro-life” and “pro-choice” labels at 39 percent each, they also consistently backed a rightward shift on abortion-related policy questions.
Seventy percent of respondents favored some form of limits on abortion, with 42 percent directly against legal abortion and another 28 percent backing greater restrictions than are consistently on the books today, such as requiring parental notification and banning late-term abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion.
Fifty-six percent also opposed selling abortion pills online or administering them without a physical exam, and when informed that Federally Qualified Health Centers dramatically outnumber Planned Parenthood locations, 48 percent of millennials said they’d rather tax dollars go to the former (just 17 percent still preferred Planned Parenthood).
Notably, just seven percent of respondents answered that abortion should be legal for any reason, throughout all nine months at taxpayer expense, which is the de facto position of the current Democrat Party platform.
The poll also found that millennials reacted negatively to learning that Planned Parenthood spends millions of dollars on political advocacy, takes in more than a billion dollars annually (roughly half of which is from taxpayers), and has been reducing the number of breast exams, pap tests, STD treatments, and prenatal services it offers over the past several years.