A survey by the Data Folha firm has revealed that 7 out 10 Brazilians want abortion to be illegal in the country despite an intense campaign by pro-abortion organizations to get it legalized.
According to the poll, the number of those who oppose abortion grows each year in Brazil. Sixty eight percent of the four thousand Brazilians surveyed said abortion should not be legalized, up from 63% in 2006 and 65% in 2007.
Last year, Catholics for a Free Choice hired the Ibope firm to take a poll on the issue of abortion, but the results were never made public. The organization said the poll was not intended to determine Brazilians’ views on abortion but rather to find out if they knew how to find hospitals where abortions can be obtained in cases of rape.