Friday February 28, 2020

SBP/Red C Poll: Voters favour abortion legislation

There is significant support for wider availability of abortion, writes Richard Colwell.

2nd December, 2012
James Reilly: needs to act.

This month's poll has been heavily influenced by the debate on abortion in Ireland, brought about by the death of Savita Halappanavar.

There is little doubt that the dramatic decline in the Fine Gael vote, down 6 per cent in just one month, has been underpinned by the apparent reluctance of Fine Gael TDs, as far as the public are concerned, to act on the abortion issue.

This is reinforced by the fact that the main...

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