Most Americans of both political parties don’t know much about the subject of abortion

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

One would think that more than 40 years of political controversy over abortion in this country would have, by now, made most Americans fairly conversant on the particulars of the issue.

But one would be wrong, as we see HERE:

Most Americans can’t correctly answer basic questions about the risks, frequency, and legality of abortion in this country, according to a new study conducted by University of Cincinnati researchers. The authors found that the people who live in blue states are no more likely to be well-informed about abortion than the people who live in red states.

Participants were asked to answer several questions about abortion, including “What percentage of women in the U.S. will have an abortion by age 45?” and “Which has a greater health risk: An abortion in the first three months of pregnancy or giving birth?” They were also asked to determine whether a few statements about abortion were true or false, like whether a woman who has an abortion has a greater risk of suffering from breast cancer, mental health issues, and fertility problems.

Regardless of whether they live in liberal or conservative states, very few people are familiar with those subjects.