WASHINGTON, February 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With a bill to ban partial birth abortion introduced last week, the National Right to Life has released the results of a Gallup poll on the procedure.

The January 2003 Gallup poll found that 70% favoured and 25% opposed “a law that would make it illegal to perform a specific abortion procedure conducted in the last six months of pregnancy known as ‘partial birth abortion,’ except in cases necessary to save the life of the mother.”

NRLC warns however that some lawmakers who oppose the bill tell their constituents that they favour competing measures to restrict “late-term” abortions. The bills to which they refer are “phony bans” that are riddled with gaping exclusions and loopholes.

For more information on the “phony bans,” see:  http://www.nrlc.org/abortion/pba/backgrounderpba021403.html