Dublin, Ireland, Feb 20, 2018 / 14:16 pm
As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote in a referendum that could liberalize the country's abortion laws, a recent poll has shown dwindling support for a change in the constitution.
According to a recent Sunday Times Behavior and Attitudes poll, support for abortions past three-months gestation fell to 43 percent from 51 percent, while opposition to changing the country's abortion laws rose to 35 percent from 27 percent.
"These new figures represent a notional 16 percent swing towards opposition in a two-week period," Niamh Ui Bhriain, a spokesman for the pro-life campaign Savethe8th, said in a recent statement.
"This tallies with the experience of our campaign, which has been that the more people find out about the government's extreme proposal, the more they reject it," Ui Bhriain continued.