Which of these statements comes closest to your own view on abortion?
|Abortion, when necessary, is a legitimate medical procedure||39%|
|Abortion is an especially painful last resort||31%|
|Abortion is equivalent to murder||30%|
In which of these circumstances would an abortion be justified?
(Several answers allowed)
|If the fetus carried a grave illness||55%|
|If the pregnancy was unplanned||21%|
|Due to financial difficulties||13%|
|If the fetus was not of the sex desired by the parents||5%|
|Abortion is never justified||32%|
Source: Mutagim Institute
Methodology: Interviews with 512 Israeli adults, conducted in December 2007. Margin of error is 4.5 per cent.