Many people who disapprove of abortion nevertheless think it should be legalBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7116.1165 (Published 01 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1165
- Ann Furedi, Director (email@example.com)a
- a Birth Control Trust, 16 Mortimer Street, London W1N 7RJ
Editor—Ross misunderstands the findings of the recent poll on abortion.1 2 There is no contradiction between the finding that 64% of people agree with the statement that “abortion should be made legally available for those who want it” yet just 34% approve of abortion when the woman cannot afford to have a child and 42% approve when she does not want a child for whatever reason.
It is possible to disapprove of abortion while still maintaining that it should …