NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT ABORTION NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS; OPPOSE LAWS TO RESTRICT ABORTIONS

Posted at 12:01 am May 10, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The complexity of the abortion issue is underscored by the range of different viewpoints expressed by New Jerseyans. While 2-in-3 residents oppose any new laws in New Jersey to restrict a woman’s right to have an abortion, 8-in-10 support parental notification and 7-in-10 favor spousal notification. However, when it comes to issues of personal choice. 8- in-10 feel that the decision to have an abortion is a private matter that should be left up to the women to decide. In addition, 46 percent say “all women should have the right to an abortion in all circumstances,” and 46 percent feet abortions should be allowed in “certain circumstances;’ By a margin of 47 to 38 percent, a plurality of state residents do not think abortion is murder.

 

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