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Where Do They Stand

Where does the UK stand on abortion?

In May 2017 ComRes undertook the most extensive UK polling in the last decade on abortion.

The results show a consensus on the issue with only 1% support for pro-choice campaigners’ goal to introduce abortion up-to-birth. Instead, the vast majority of the population show strong support for a range of common sense policies that they believe would improve on our current approach to abortion in the UK.

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SEX-SELECTIVE
ABORTION RESTRICTIONS

89% of the general population and 91% of women agree that gender-selective abortion should be explicitly banned by the law.

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TIME LIMIT
PROTECTIONS

60% of the general population and 70% of women believe that the current 24-week gestational limit for abortion should be reduced.

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INDEPENDENT
COUNSELLING

93% of women agree that a woman considering abortion should have a legal right to independent counselling from a source that has no financial interest in her decision.

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PREGNANCY
SUPPORT

79% of the general population and 84% of women agree women who want to continue with their pregnancies, but are under financial pressure to have an abortion, should be given more support.

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CONSIDERATION
PERIODS

79% of the general population support the introduction of a five day cooling off period to ensure that a women considering an abortion has had enough time to consider all of the options available to her.

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PARENTAL
INVOLVEMENT

65% of the general population and 70% of parents agree parental or guardian consent should be required for girls aged 15 or under to undergo an abortion.

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WITHDRAWING UK
FUNDING OF OVERSEAS
ABORTIONS

65% of the general population oppose tax-payer money going to fund abortions overseas.

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FREEDOM OF
CONSCIENCE FOR
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

56% of the general population agree that doctors with a conscientious objection to abortion should not have to participate in abortion procedures against their will.

9-coercion

COERCION
PROTECTIONS

76% general population agree that doctors should be required by law to verify in person that a patient seeking an abortion is not under pressure from a third party to undergo the abortion.

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Who are we?

Where do they stand? is a grass-roots initiative which exists to help the public learn the views of their elected representatives on life issues – abortion, pregnancy support, assisted suicide and embryo research.

For the 2017 election ComRes undertook the most extensive polling in the last decade on abortion to get a clear picture of where the UK public stand on this issue. We have drawn on this polling to help us select a range of questions for candidates that are relevant to where this research shows the public currently sit on this issue. The questionnaire also includes questions on assisted suicide and embryo research.

We have also collated voting records from the last 20 years on life issues which, where available, will be published for each candidate along with their responses to our Where Do They Stand? General Election 2017 voting intention questionnaire.

For more information, to return candidate questionnaires or if you would like to volunteer, contact us.