QUEBEC, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new abortion poll seems to belie the supposed “consensus” of Quebeckers in favor of state-funded abortion-on-demand, suggesting that much of the populace considers the debate far from closed.Yes only 21% of Canadians know that Canada has no abortion law whatsoever. The common perception is that abortions are only allowed during the first trimester and some believe that even then a woman might need some sort of doctor's note to be legally permitted to abort her baby. No wonder the pro-aborts fight tooth and nail to block the debate on abortion. The more people are aware of what the status quo on abortion truly is, the less supporters they'll have.
A nationwide Angus Reid poll released Tuesday found that 38% of Quebec respondents agreed that a debate on abortion is long overdue. That figure was the highest of all the provinces, with Alberta coming in at 33%. Meanwhile, nearly half (49%) of Quebeckers said that they do not want the debate, which was the lowest percentage among the provinces, tied with Alberta.
Additionally, the poll revealed a plurality of opinion on the public funding of abortions. While 49 per cent of Quebeckers thought all abortions should be funded, 38 per cent said they should be funded only in “medical emergencies” and 9 percent said they should not be funded at all.
Nationwide, the poll found that only 21 percent of Canadians are aware that the country currently lacks any legal restrictions on abortion. When informed, 67 percent do not support that status quo.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
In spite of the pro-abortion motion, which was recently passed by their National Assembly, there's no consensus on abortion in Quebec: