Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 2016

Module: Abortion

This page lists the questions asked within the Abortion module in 2016. Clicking on the question name printed to the left of every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Abortion can be found on the Abortion Resources page.

FATALAB: Should abortion be legal the foetus has a fatal abnormality and the baby will not survive beyond the birth?

SEROSAB: Should abortion be legal the foetus has a serious abnormality and the baby may not survive beyond the birth?

RAPEINCS: Should abortion be legal a woman has become pregnant because of rape or incest?

WILLDIE: Should abortion be legal a pregnant woman has a serious health condition and doctors say that she will die if she has to continue the pregnancy?

PHYSMHLTH: Should abortion be legal a doctor says that there is a serious threat to the woman's physical or mental health if she continues with the pregnancy?

PRGMRISK: Should abortion be legal if a doctor says that there is more risk to the life of a pregnant woman if she continues with a pregnancy than if she were to have an abortion?

NTWNTCHL: Should abortion be legal if a woman does not want to have children?

FAMCOMP: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if she feels that she has already completed her family?

LOWINCM: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if her family is on a low income and she feels that she can't afford any more children?

GIRL15: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if she is a 15 year old girl?

WOMAN51: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if she is a 51 year old woman?

LOSTJOB: Should a woman be allowed an abortion If she has just lost her job?

NEWJOB: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if she is about to start a new job?

PARTDYNG: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if her partner is dying of cancer?

PARTABUS: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if her partner is abusive?

DISCOPE: Should a woman be allowed an abortion if she has a disabled child and feels that she can't cope with caring for another child?

PARTWISH: How important do you think it is that the rights and wishes of the husband or partner should be taken into account in the decision whether or not to have an abortion?

ABRTPILL: Have you heard of abortion pills?

PILLNOS: How many N Ireland women obtain abortion pills and take them to cause an abortion in one year?

CCRPINCS: Should a woman face criminal charges if she buys abortion pills because of rape or incest?

CCPHYSMNT: Should a woman face criminal charges if she buys abortion pills because a doctor says that there is a serious threat to her physical or mental health if she continues with the pregnancy?

CCRISKPRG: Should a woman face criminal charges if she buys abortion pills if a doctor says that there is more risk to her life if she continues with a pregnancy than if she were to have an abortion?

CCNOCHLD: Should a woman face criminal charges if she buys abortion pills if she does not want to have children?

LATEABRT: Should it be harder to get an abortion at 20 weeks than at 12 weeks?

NOPRISON: Should a woman never go to prison for having an abortion?

NOJUSTIF: Are there no circumstances where having an abortion is justified?

RGTCHOOS: Is it a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion?

MSTFNOT: Should medical staff always have the right not to take part in any abortion?

TRUSTWOM: Do you have to trust the pregnant woman to make the decision about whether to have an abortion?

DRCCABRT: Should doctors face criminal charges if they carry out an abortion?

DRCCNOAB: Should doctors face criminal charges if they refuse an abortion where the mother's life is at risk and she then dies?

ABMEDCR: Should abortion should be a matter for medical regulation, and not criminal law?

ABCONTRA: If abortion becomes legal in Northern Ireland, will women use it as a form of contraception?

EXPPROB: If women from Northern Ireland travel to England for a private abortion, are we just exporting our problems rather than dealing with them?

UNFRPRIV: Is it unfair that some Northern Ireland women can afford to travel and pay for a private abortion England, and others cannot?

UNFRNONHS: Is it unfair that English women can have an abortion within the NHS, but Northern Ireland women cannot have an abortion on the NHS anywhere within the UK?

NIWPAYR: How many Northern Ireland women travel to England to obtain a private abortion in one year?

FAMARAPE: Should a relative be able to have an abortion at 12 weeks if the pregnancy was the result of a rape?

FAMAABN: Should a relative be able to have an abortion at 12 weeks if the foetus has a serious abnormality and might not survive beyond the birth?

FAMADIST: Should a relative be able to have an abortion at 12 weeks if she is very distressed about the pregnancy?

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