41% of Londoners oppose abortion in almost all circumstances

Polling from earlier this year shows that over 41% of Londoners believe abortion should be illegal in almost all circumstances.

In a social attitudes survey in April this year a sample of over 10,000 people were asked whether they agree or disagree with the following statement:

“I believe that abortion should be illegal except in exceptional circumstances (i.e. when the mother’s health is at risk).”

41.3% of people from London surveyed said they agreed with this statement. This is more than 10% higher than the nation as a whole of which 31% agreed with the statement.

Of the age brackets surveyed, almost 40% of 18-34 year olds agreed with the statement, making them the age group with the largest percenage of people who are generally opposed to abortion.

Over 55s in Britain were least likely to agree with this statement, with less than 25% agreeing with the proposition.

Spokesperson for Right To Life UK said:

“To put this poll in perspective, 41.3% of Londoners is over 3.5 million in London alone that take a strong position on abortion. This means that there a very large core base of support for the pro-life cause in London. 

ComRes polling from 2017 showed 60% of people want the time limit for abortion to be reduced to below 20 weeks. This polling reveals further that over half of that number want abortion to be almost completely illegal.”

“Interestingly as well, the polling shows that younger generations are significantly more opposed to abortion than older generations. In which case, as time goes on, Britain should become more sympathetic to the pro-life view which recognises that the lives of both the mother and her child are important.”

Mayor of London uses Trump visit as occasion to push extreme abortion agenda

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In a two minute video for ELLE UK, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has used Donald Trump’s visit to the UK as an opportunity to promote his own radical abortion agenda.

In relation to recent moves in Alabama and Georgia to implement strong pro-life laws which grant legal protection to unborn children, Khan laments the alleged “rolling back of the reproductive rights of women” as “some states [make] it almost impossible for women to have the right to have an abortion.”

However, there is no “right to have an abortion” at the federal level in the US and neither is there a right to an abortion in the state of Alabama. In fact, the state of Alabama has had a long standing legal precedent supporting the right to life of the unborn child, but has been unable to implement this law due to federal restrictions.

Khan goes on to mention the “consequences of women not having the right to [have an abortion]”. He does not however, mention that since abortion was made legal in the USA in 1973, over 60 million unborn US citizens have lost their lives to abortion nor does he mention the almost 9 million abortions that have taken place in the UK.

Sadiq Khan is known for his extremist abortion views through his support for the pro-abortion group Abortion Rights – a group which not only supports abortion without limit throughout all nine months of pregnancy but also organised a protest against the March for Life singing “We need abortions” drowning out Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor, who was speaking on stage:

The Mayor of London finds himself entirely out of step with the views of those he is supposed to represent given a recent Onward poll showing that London is the most pro-life region of the country. More broadly only 1% of the population want abortion to be available up to birth and over 70% of women want the abortion limit to be reduced to 20 weeks or lower.

In response to the video, many on twitter have criticised Sadiq Kahn for claiming that his wide reaching statements on abortion represent the views and “values” of all Londoners.