Israel’s Feelings on Abortion

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.

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