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Public Opinion on Health Care Reform and Abortion

National Right to Life Committee www.nrlc.org/ahc 202-626-8820

January 6, 2010


"Say someone buys private health insurance using government assistance to help pay for it. Do you think insurance sold that way should or should not be allowed to include coverage for abortions?"

35% Should

61% Should not

4% No opinion

Washington Post-ABC News Poll, November 12-15, 2009

(1,001 adults, margin of error: +/- 3%)


"Generally speaking, are you in favor of using public funds for abortions when the woman cannot afford it, or are you opposed to that?"

37% Favor

61% Oppose

2% Indifferent (vol.)

1% No opinion

CNN Opinion Research Corporation, November 13-15, 2009

(1,014 adults, margin of error: +/- 3%)


"If the choice were up to you, would you want your own insurance policy to include abortion?"

24% Yes

68% No

6% Don't know / Unsure

2% Refused

International Communications Research, September 16-20, 2009.

(1,043 adults, margin of error: +/- 3%)


"Do you support or oppose allowing abortions to be paid for by public

funds under a health care reform bill?"

23% Support

72% Oppose

5% DK/NA

Quinnipiac University Poll, December 15-20, 2009.

(1,616 registered voters, margin of error: +/- 2.4%)

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