RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIFORNIA - JULY 12: A billboard reads, 'Welcome to California where abortion is safe and still legal' on July 12, 2022 in Rancho Mirage, California. The billboard was paid for by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. The number of patients from outside states increased 900 percent at Planned Parenthood clinics in San Bernardino and Orange counties the week following the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case. The decision overturned the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erased a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans say Congress should pass a law guaranteeing access to legal abortion nationwide. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade asserted that abortion is not a constitutional right and handed states the authority to severely restrict or ban abortion. The poll shows many Americans back some restrictions on abortion, especially after the first trimester. It also shows that the most extreme measures introduced in some Republican-led states are at odds with the public — and with many of the people who live in them.