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New from the Family Research Council: a pivotal poll finds the majority of Americans disagree with the contraception mandate found in ObamaCare that requires health plans to provide "all FDA approved contraceptives, including drugs that can destroy a human embryo, and sterilization services."
The national survey of 901 likely voters found that 53 percent of the respondents oppose the mandate compared to 43 percent who support it. The results could have implications in the midterms and beyond.
"Democrats should be wary about being on the wrong side of this issue as voters that typically support them tend to oppose the mandate," the poll advises.
Indeed, opposition remains to the mandate remains high among key demographics who support Democrats, including women ( 50 percent oppose), independents (53 percent) and Hispanics (50 percent).
"This is a flawed mandate within a flawed law. Americans should not be forced to violate their religious beliefs to purchase health insurance, hold a job, or operate a business in their country," says Tony Perkins, president of the council.
"Freedom of religion, the American people believe, extends to the freedom to practice your religion in your healthcare plan, as outlined by the First Amendment of the Constitution and illustrated in these poll results," he concludes.
The poll was conducted by WPA Opinion Research May 1-4.
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