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Poll: Over half of NC voters support “Abortion - Woman’s Right To Know Act”

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RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) – Fifty-six percent of North Carolina voters support proposed legislation requiring more information be provided to women before an abortion is performed, according to a new poll released by the Civitas Institute.

The proposed legislation would require that a woman seeking an abortion first consult with a doctor who would then provide an ultrasound image of the fetus. The doctor would provide the woman with information on alternatives to abortion in addition to requiring a 24-hour waiting period before the abortion can be performed. After being told this, 56 percent of voters said they support this legislation, 36 percent oppose it, and 7 percent said they do not know or have no opinion.

Republican voters overwhelmingly support the proposed legislation (72 percent support – 22 percent oppose). In addition, over half of unaffiliated voters are in favor of the bill (55 percent support – 38 percent oppose), while Democratic voters are evenly split by a 45 percent – 45 percent margin.

“Voters think this is a common sense piece of legislation that informs women, gives them all available options and allows them time to consider this information,” said Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca.

Full Text of Question:

“There is proposed legislation that would require that a woman seeking an abortion must first consult with a doctor who would then provide an ultrasound image of the fetus and then provide the woman with information on alternatives to abortion. After this, the legislation would require a 24-hour waiting period before the abortion can be performed. Do you support or oppose this proposed legislation?”

Total Support – 56%
Total Oppose – 36%

Strongly Support – 42%
Somewhat Support – 14%
Somewhat Oppose – 8%
Strongly Oppose – 28%
Don’t Know/No Opinion – 7%
Refused – 1%

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Fair and Balanced

Is it really fair and balanced to use a poll from Civitas Institute with out stating that they are a RIGHT-WING think tank. This is just Republicans inserting themselves into our personal lives. Waste of 7 million dollars in tax dollars.

Yeah....having to wait twenty-four hours....

...before you murder your baby. What an unbearable hardship!

No one is taking away your right to kill your baby. Even I fully agree that you have a right to murder him/her during the first two trimesters, but let's not pretend that isn't exactly what you're doing. You can lie to yourself, but please don't lie to me.

However, I believe that murdering your baby is between you and God.

As far as the cost, there are two things to consider - first, the ONLY reason it will cost the state anything is because the federal governmnet mandates that we pick up the tab on irresponsible, indigent breeders who can't afford to pay a doctor for the required ultrasound and counseling. Get rid of Medicaid and its underlying tenet that people can't be held responsible for their own lives, and TA-DA! No cost at all to taxpayers.

Second, the bookkeeping of the left truly amazes me. A few years ago the proposed EPA rules they went to court to enforce cost American industries about $9 BILLION dollars for every life supposedly saved by reduced emissions.

Looking at it in that light, $7 million is a bargain if it causes one woman to stop, think, and make her decide that she's not going to murder her baby.