20.04.18: Poll findings “devastating blow” to Government’s abortion proposal, says Love Both 

The Love Both campaign has welcomed today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll on abortion and says the findings are “a devastating blow to the Government’s referendum proposal.”

In the poll, 47 percent of respondents say they intend to vote Yes, 28% say they will vote No, while 20% of respondents say they are undecided as to how they will vote. Overall the findings represent a 9 point drop in support for repeal of the Eighth Amendment since the last Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll in January.

Love Both spokesperson, Dr Ruth Cullen said: “Today’s poll results represent a dramatic fall in support for repeal and is a devastating blow to the Government’s proposal. The findings are very much in keeping with what we have been picking up on the canvass in recent weeks.”

Dr Cullen said: “Voters are realising more and more just how extreme the Government’s proposals are and that far from introducing limited abortion, repeal would strip unborn babies of all meaningful protections and abortion on demand would quickly become a reality in Ireland. The pro-repeal side simply cannot gloss over this stark reality.”

Dr Ruth Cullen said: “We are taking absolutely nothing for granted but are confident that the public will ‘Vote No’ on 25th May.

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