A new survey found that most Americans have a favorable view of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers.
A CRC Research poll from earlier this month shows that 74 percent of Americans support the public funding of pro-life pregnancy centers after learning about the services offered at the facilities, The Christian Post reports.
About 42 percent of the 1,600 voters surveyed said they "strongly support" public funding, and about 32 percent said they "somewhat support" the use of public dollars to fund pro-life pregnancy centers.
About 14 percent said they were against using public dollars, with 8 percent "strongly against" and 6 percent "somewhat against."
Among Republicans, 78 percent said they agreed with the idea of federal funding for the centers, while 72 percent of Independents said the same. About 73 percent of Democrats also agreed.
The survey informed respondents that pregnancy resource centers "provide resources for pregnant women in need, including prenatal care, clothing, diapers, [and] housing assistance," "empower women to choose life for their child during pregnancy and after delivery," "allow women to reach their goals and keep their baby" and "allow women facing unexpected pregnancies to keep their baby and give them the tools to achieve success and independence."
The poll also asked whether voters supported prosecuting those responsible for vandalizing pro-life pregnancy centers and churches.
About 80 percent of respondents agreed that they should be prosecuted, and just 12 percent disagreed.
Eighty percent of respondents also agreed that "elected officials should publicly denounce this behavior and call for those engaging in it to be brought to justice."
Also, in recent news regarding pregnancy centers, Axios announced this week that the directory service Yelp will add disclaimers to pro-life pregnancy center listings, noting "that crisis pregnancy centers typically provide limited medical services and may not have licensed medical professionals onsite."
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.