New poll shows Canadians would vote for parties banning sex-selective abortion
OTTAWA, ON (October 23, 2020) – RightNow has released results of a national poll that shows Canadians are more likely to vote for a political party that promises to legally restrict sex-selective abortion.
“By every metric of region of the country, age cohort, level of education and income, and political party affiliation, Canadians overwhelmingly are more likely to vote for a political party that promises to legally restrict sex-selective abortion than not,” said RightNow Co-founder and President Scott Hayward.
The poll showed that Canadians living on the Prairies, in Ontario, and the Atlantic region were the most likely (53% much more and moderately more likely) to vote for a political party that promises to legally restrict sex-selective abortion. The poll also found that women between the ages of 18-34 (47% much more and moderately more likely versus 6% much less and moderately less likely) and those who voted for the Bloc Quebecois in 2019 (61% much more and moderately more likely) were likely to vote for a political party that promises to legally restrict sex-selective abortion. The poll was conducted between September 28 and 30 and included 1,007 Canadians with a margin of error of +/- 3.1% for the national sample.
“While many believe that sex-selective abortion occurs only overseas, the ugly practice has been occurring in Canada for quite some time, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Canadians overwhelming abhor this practice and this poll clearly and demonstrably shows that Canadians would be willing to vote for political parties who support legally restricting sex-selective abortions in Canada,” said RightNow Co-founder and Executive Director Alissa Golob.
According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, in the province of Ontario between the years 2002 and 2007 some of the male-to-female birth ratios amongst various demographics was over 1.10 (the average parity ratio is around 1.05), which has resulted in thousands of missing girls - in classrooms, on sports teams, and in leadership roles - for those five years in just the province of Ontario.
In February 2020, Cathay Wagantall (Member of Parliament for Yorkton-Melville) introduced a private member’s bill, C-233, that would amend the Criminal Code to legally restrict sex-selective abortion.
“Given that sex-selective abortions happen in Canada, we welcome Cathay’s private members’ bill and this poll shows that her legislation has broad support across all demographics, regions, and political affiliations in Canada. We will be keeping a close eye on how each Member of Parliament votes on this particular piece of legislation,” concluded Hayward.
RightNow is a not-for-profit organization committed to nominating and electing pro-life candidates along with educating and engaging pro-life Canadians on the political process. Regardless of faith, politics or background, RightNow works with people across the country to stand up for human rights for all human beings.
ALISSA GOLOB 647-678-0166
SCOTT HAYWARD 204-573-0296