Virulent anti-choice Jeff Watson, MP for Essex, Ontario, had an notion for a poll at his website.
Recently, as parliament debated M-312 to establish a committee to re-examine Canada's 400 year-old law defining a human being, the founder and Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada called fully taxpayer-funded abortion, at any time, for any reason - including for sex-selection or as birth control - a basic woman's right.
Which best describes your position:
3464 total votes
I support fully taxpayer-funded abortion, at any time in the pregnancy, for any reason at all: 76%
I support some legal restrictions on access to abortion, for example restricting full access to abortion to the first trimester of pregnancy: 9%
I support abortion for any reason but it shouldn't be taxpayer-funded: 1%
I support creative policy options and supports that help women with unexpected pregnancies keep the baby: 2%
I support a complete ban on abortion: 10%
When our pal Alison at Creekside alerted us to this about 12 hours ago, there were just over 2716 votes, but the proportions were essentially the same: one point less then for some restrictions and one point more for total ban.
Let's repeat that, shall we?
Over three-quarters of Canadians support fully taxpayer-funded abortion, at any time in the pregnancy, for any reason at all.
UPDATE: The poll is still open and the fetus fetishists must be freeping. Total ban is up a point and totally lawless is down a point. Votey-vote-vote.
FURTHER UPDATE: Aha. PZ Myers linked to the poll. Alison says: 'It's PZ Myers vs the foeterz! My money's on PZ.' Mine too.
And here's the proof of the freeping.
UPDATE at 7:00 p.m.: Now 5148 votes. Fully funded, any time, any reason down to 58%. Total ban up to 29%. Proof that fetus fetishists are better freepers. Sane people get bored.