January 28, 2006
ROOM TO THE RIGHT:
Women demand tougher laws to curb abortions (Denis Campbell and Gaby Hinsliff, January 29, 2006, The Observer)
A majority of women in Britain want the abortion laws to be tightened to make it harder, or impossible, for them to terminate a pregnancy.
Evidence of a widespread public demand for the government to further restrict women's right to have an abortion is revealed in a remarkable Observer opinion poll. The findings have reignited the highly-charged debate on abortion, and increased the pressure on Tony Blair to review the current time limits.
The survey by MORI shows that 47 per cent of women believe the legal limit for an abortion should be cut from its present 24 weeks, and another 10 per cent want the practice outlawed altogether. Among the population overall, reducing the upper limit was the preferred option backed by the largest proportion of respondents, 42 per cent, made up of a 36-47 per cent split among men and women.
Even the Tories haven't accepted yet the degree to which they can ape W. Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2006 8:59 PM