In both Canada and the US, classic overreach on the abortion issue is creating a 'backlash among moderates'.
Here in Canada, support for unrestricted abortion is skyrocketing
The question asked on October 27: Should abortion be legal in all circumstances, should it be legal in some circumstances or should it be illegal in all circumstances?
A Forum Research poll for the National Post recently asked 1,735 randomly selected Canadians 18 years of age or older when abortion should be legal.Leap of 9 points in 8 months. Woo.
A full 60% of Canadians said always.
That’s surprisingly high. Even more surprising: That number’s skyrocketed in recent months. In a similar Forum poll conducted last February, only 51% of Canadians took that position.
Pundits speculate that the cause may be the attempted reopening of the abortion debate -- that nobody wants -- by wannabe allegorist Stephen Woodworth.
Perhaps amplified by moronic musings on rape and magic lady parts by USian ReThuglican candidates.
In the US, a poll taken after the election shows solid majority support for abortion rights.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 54% describe themselves as pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 38% say they are pro-life.Note that both these surveys were taken before the public learned of the death-by-religion of Savita Halappanavar in Ireland.
Wonder what the next polls will show. . .