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Students participate in a pro-choice rally in Union Square on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in New York City. (Shawn Inglima for ϲʿֱ)
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Students participate in a pro-choice rally in Union Square on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in New York City. (Shawn Inglima for ϲʿֱ)
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Nearly , according to a new poll released Friday, reaffirming that over reproductive rights.

Some 72% of those surveyed back allowing if prescribed in person by a doctor, including more than 90% of Democrats and a majority of Republicans, according to the Axios/Ipsos survey.

Political independents strongly, underlying the increasing political peril Republicans face over their wide-ranging pro-life stance.

A narrow majority support allowing women to , without needing to physically see a doctor. But 77% of Republicans oppose that.

The poll was conducted this week as the Supreme Court considered overturning , a drug used in about in the U.S.

Brenda Morgan, Training and Education specialist for Whole Woman's Health of South Bend, Ind., holds Mifepristone, a progesterone blocker that can end a pregnancy that is less than 10 weeks along on Friday, July 19, 2019.
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A training and education specialist holds Mifepristone, a progesterone blocker that can end a pregnancy that is less than 10 weeks along. (Camille Fine / Chicago Tribune)

“There is a resounding consensus to stop litigating this, that this is a health issue between a woman and a doctor,” said Mallory Newall, a vice president at Ipsos, a public opinion research firm.

Fewer than half of Americans say they are aware of arguments over this week.

Overwhelming majorities say they back the Food and Drug Administration’s , which a group of pro-life doctors is trying to reverse in the mifepristone case, the survey found.

Despite public support for abortion rights, , including medication abortion, after the Supreme Court in 2022 overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that had legalized abortion nationwide.

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Protestors are pictured at a pro-choice rally in Foley Square Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Manhattan, New York.
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Protesters are pictured at a pro-choice rally in Foley Square on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Manhattan, New York. (Barry Williams for ϲʿֱ)

Most GOP leaders also support national bans on abortion, and former President Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, recently said of pregnancy. That stance would be , a recent Fox News poll said.

Democrats are confident that they enjoy a huge political advantage on the abortion issue heading into the 2024 presidential race and beyond.

Pro-choice voters have and pundits credit fears over abortion restrictions with in the 2022 midterms.

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