Two thirds approve of abortion pill

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Two thirds approve of abortion pill

TORONTO August 2nd, 2015 In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1399 Canadian adults, two thirds (62%) approve of the “abortion pill” RU 486 being approved for use in Canada, while fewer than one fifth disapprove(18%). As many as a fifth don’t have an opinion (20%).

Approval is notably higher among the wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 74%) and lower among the least wealthy (47%) but, apart from this, is remarkably consistent and maintains majority support across regions, demographics and political preference.

Incidence of disapproval is highest among the least wealthy (less than $20K - 28%), in Alberta (25%), among Conservatives (27%) and those who think Stephen Harper makes the best Prime Minister (30%).

"We don’t have the culture wars over abortion in Canada that exist in the US, but no one here wants to see more of them. The public recognizes RU 486 is a way to safely terminate a pregnancy early, without resorting to a traditional D&C," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.