OTTAWA, November 15, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Focus Canada poll conducted in October 2005 by Environics Research found that 64% of Canadian women support legal protection of unborn children before birth.
The poll, commissioned by LifeCanada, the national education pro-life group, asked 2,024 Canadians several questions on abortion.
Among women, 34% supported legal protection from conception on, versus 24% among men. Nineteen percent of women and 20% of men supported legal protection after three months of gestation and 11% among men and women supported legal protection after six months gestation.
"For the fourth year in a row, we see that the majority of Canadians do not support the existing situation in Canada in which there is no legal protection for babies in the womb," said Joanne Byfield, president of LifeCanada. "Although abortion is held up as an important right for women, we see from this poll that in fact women are far more supportive of protecting human life in the womb."
I have not mentioned that this poll, which was not taken about an issue that no one wants to debate, gives the lie to the claim that women will shy away from any party that might suggest that some of its members do not share the broadly accepted social consensus about this dead issue.
You could, I suppose, click on this link to Lifesite to read the rest of the poll results, but then you might be left with the false impression that there is any serious discontent with the status quo.
And we can't have people wantonly breaching the social peace, not when the government has so much work to do to maintain it.