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Where does your MP stand on life issues?

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      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.

      1-sex-selective

      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.

      10-time-limit

      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.

      4-counselling

      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.

      3-preg-support

      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.

      5-cool-off

      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.

      6-parental-support

      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.

      7-funding

      WITHDRAWING UK
      FUNDING OF OVERSEAS
      ABORTIONS

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

      8-medical

      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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      Where do party leaders and high profile candidates stand on life issues?

      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.