Tahlequah Daily Press

February 26, 2014

Online poll results: Abortion legislation


TAHLEQUAH — The Daily Press conducted a poll of its online readers recent abortion legislation. Readers were told one of the first bills out of the chute this legislative session is one to further restrict abortion, and were then asked which statement most closely mirrors their view? Of 161 respondents, 25 percent, or 41 voters, said abortion should be allowed under most circumstances. Twenty-two percent, or 36 voters, said abortion should never be allowed under any circumstances. Sixteen percent, or 26 voters, indicated abortion should be allowed only in the early stages, and then only in cases of rape or incest or health hazard to the mother. Twelve percent, or 20 voters, said abortion should only be allowed in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s health is in danger. Ten percent, or 16 voters, beieve abortion should only be legal in the first trimester. Nine percent, or 15 voters, said abortion should only be legal in the first or second trimester, and four percent, or seven voters, said they had another opinion or were undecided.