Media Release

NEW POLL ON ABORTION SHOWS NSW POLITICIANS OUT OF TOUCH WITH NSW VOTERS

The people have overwhelmingly rejected the NSW Parliament’s plan for abortion based on sex selection, according to polling to be released by the Australian Christian Lobby.

The YouGov Galaxy opinion survey conducted over the weekend comes days before Legislative Council debate on an abortion bill which would allow abortion to birth, along with no prohibition on sex selective abortion.

The issue of sex selective abortions has been a key theme during the Legislative Council’s rushed inquiry into the bill.

Along with the question on sex selective abortions, the YouGov Galaxy Poll asked respondents questions related to the stage of pregnancy in which abortion should be permitted and whether life-assisting care should be given to babies born alive during an attempted abortion procedure.

The results of the survey show that elected MPs are completely out of touch with the mainstream opinions of their communities.

Comments attributable to: Kieren Jackson, NSW Director, Australian Christian Lobby

“This poll shows that MPs backing this bill are out of touch with their community’s concerns around late term abortion, sex-selective abortions, and the care given to babies born alive.”

“This radical abortion law is being rammed through without public support. The community, who have been excluded and ignored, reject this extreme bill.”

Methodology

The survey was conducted between Thursday 15 August and Saturday 17 August 2019. The sample comprises 1,029 eligible voters, distributed throughout New South Wales including Sydney, regional and rural areas.

Quotas were applied based on age, gender and region to ensure the sample reflected the broader population.

Following the completion of interviewing, the data was weighted by age, gender and region to reflect the latest ABS population estimates.

ENDS.

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