Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Washington State overwhelmingly supports parental-notification


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Jan. 22, 2013                                                      
For Interview Contact:  Peggy O’Ban, 425-789-8689

Washington State overwhelmingly supports parental-notification

(Bellevue, WA)  In a poll commissioned by Human Life WA, Washington State voters are widely supportive of laws concerning “parental involvement” in abortion decisions for girls under the age of 18 (62-29% with just under 10% undecided).  Further, strong support for this proposal outnumbers strong opposition by a margin of nearly three-to-one (48% strongly favor, 18% strongly oppose). 

A proposal requiring “parents be notified” before a girl under age 18 could have an abortion elicits even wider support – 65% favor, 25% oppose and 9% undecided.  Again, the intensity on this issue is on the support side (51% strongly favor, 17% strongly oppose). 

The survey was conducted January 10 & 12, 2013 by Moore Information, Inc .  It reveals that parental involvement and notification are supported by a majority of parents regardless of their views on abortion.

The issue has longstanding support in Washington State.  In 1995, Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, then chairman of the House Law and Justice Committee, co-sponsored a parental notification bill.  It went on to receive House approval but did not receive a hearing in the Senate.
This time parental notification will receive a public hearing in the Senate.

In a 1/22/2013 press release issued earlier today, Padden, now chairman of the Law and Justice Committee in the Senate--the committee to which SB 5156 on parental notification has been assigned--cites Human Life’s survey results and pledges the bill will have a public hearing.

Please see the attached for survey Power Point, including standard, scientific methodology.

For more information contact Peggy O’Ban at 425-789-8689 or email Dan Kennedy at dan@humanlife.net

1 comment:

Chris Smith said...

Bravo! The real "war on women" in this country is being waged by the abortion industry: http://www.know7things.com/sin.html