Polling Indicates Wide Voter Support for Restrictions on Abortion

original date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
source: Michigan Catholic Conference (link)
contact: Dave Maluchnik (MI Catholic Conference Vice President, Communications)

Data Show Majority of Pro-Choice and Prop 3 Voters Support Parental Consent, Safety Standards

(Lansing, Mich.) — The legislative majority and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would be going against the will of Michigan voters — and for the Governor, her own stated position — if legislation advances to remove the requirement that parents give consent for their children to undergo abortion, according to polling data released today by Michigan Catholic Conference (MCC).


“Lawmakers must decide if they stand with a majority of voters who support reasonable guardrails such as parental rights, informed consent, and health and sanitation standards for abortion facilities,” said Rebecca Mastee, J.D., policy advocate for MCC. “Even pro-choice voters and those who supported Proposal 3 last November have made clear that legislative protections for parents, women and children should remain in place.”

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Data is from Marketing Resource Group’s spring 2023 poll, which was conducted March 13–17 of this year and yielded 599 responses from Michigan voters with a margin of error of 4%. Three-quarters of the responses came from cell phones.

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