Canadians okay with abortion restrictions: poll
An Ipsos-Reid poll released by CanWest Global has revealed that a majority of Canadians would oppose opposition parties toppling the Conservative government over abortion restrictions. The poll also found that, by an even larger margin, Canadians would oppose ousting the Conservatives if they tried to pass a law making same-sex “marriage” illegal.
Even though the poll used language biased in favour of abortion and homosexual “marriage” support, the results found Canadians unwilling to harbour a government ouster based on the measures.
Rather than speaking of offering protection for unborn children, or even fetuses, the poll asked, “Would you support or oppose the opposition parties voting the Conservatives out if they try to pass a law that limits a woman’s access to abortion?”
Fifty per cent of the 1,000 Canadian adults surveyed by phone from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 said they would oppose it, while 45 per cent said they would support it.
On the marriage question, rather than asking about the restoration of the traditional definition of marriage, the poll asked, “Would you support or oppose the opposition parties voting the Conservatives out if they try to pass a law that makes same-sex ‘marriages’ illegal?”
A majority – 54 per cent – of respondents said they would oppose ousting the government over it and 45 per cent said they would support the ouster.
Far more contentious, according to the poll, was the issue of private health care. Should the Conservative government “move to give private, for-profit health care a bigger role in Canada,” a majority of Canadians (48 per cent) would support its ouster, while only 46 per cent would oppose it.
The poll’s margin of error was listed as 3.1 per cent.
This article originally appeared Feb. 15 at LifeSiteNews.com and is reprinted with permission.