Women are slightly more likely than men to say that abortion should be illegal when the pregnancy results from rape, according to Gallup .

This counterintuitive gender gap holds when the mother’s life is threatened, when her physical health is endangered, when the pregnancy results from incest, and when it is in the last two trimesters. Women also are more supportive of mandatory ulstrasound laws, waiting periods, and parental consent. (Women tilt more pro-choice when the child is disabled, when it is in the first trimester, and when the parents face financial pressures.)

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