The Safe and Legal (in Ireland) Abortion Rights Campaign gave exclusive access
to Prime Time (Ireland's current affairs flagship TV programme), to a specially commissioned opinion poll carried out by TNS mrbi and it aired last night.
It is now available to view on the RTE website on the Prime Time page.
Programme date: Thursday June 21st 2007.
Title: Clarity Needed On Abortion Situation
You can view the programme here:
TNS mrbi Opinion Poll
Could you please tell me whether you agree or disagree with a pregnancy being
terminated in Ireland, that is there would be no need to travel outside the country, under
the following circumstances?
When a pregnant woman's life is at risk because of the threat of suicide?
Agree 69% Disagree 25% Depends 2% Don't Know 3% Refused 1%
When the foetus cannot survive outside the womb?
Agree 75% Disagree 20% Depends 2% Don't know 2% Refused 1%
When the pregnancy seriously endangers the woman's life?
Agree 82% Disagree 14% Depends 2% Don't know 1% Refused 1%
When the pregnancy is the result of rape?
Agree 69% Disagree 24% Depends 3% Don't know 3% Refused 1%
When the pregnancy is the result of sexual abuse by a family member?
Agree 73% Disagree 22% Depends 1% Don't Know 2% Refused 1%
When there is evidence that the child will be profoundly deformed (physically and/or mentally)?
Agree 56% Disagree 37% Depends 3% Don't Know 3% Refused 1%
When a woman decides its in her best interests to do so?
Agree 43% Disagree 51% Depends 3% Don't Know 2% Refused 1%