Monday 8th March 2010
OVER THREE QUARTERS OF IRISH POPULATION SUPPORT LIBERALISATION OF ABORTION LAWS
To mark the 100th International Women's Day, Cork Women's Right to Choose Group welcomes the results of a new YouGov poll commissioned by Marie Stopes International, which shows that over three quarters of the Irish population support increased access to abortion in Ireland.
The poll indicates a significant shift in public support for legal access to abortion in Ireland and a comprehensive understanding of the many different and difficult situations faced by women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. The results are in line with a recent poll commissioned by the Irish Examiner and conducted by Red C published in January 2010, which showed that three out of five adults aged 18-35 believe abortion should be legalised in Ireland.
Cork Women's Right to Choose spokesperson Dr. Sandra McAvoy said, "It is time for the government to face the reality of people's changing attitudes towards abortion. The majority of the Irish population recognises that safe and legal access to abortion protects women's life and health. The government must stop exiling women and legalise abortion in Ireland."