mattt-good asked: you know its proven that the death rate went down in women after abortion was legalize and there is somewhere around a 99.99% chance it would go back up if abortion was made illegal
27,000,000 unborn women have died since abortion became legal.
As cis-centric as the definition is, woman means an ADULT female. There are no “unborn women.” Sorry.
But 47,000 ACTUAL pregnant people (most of whom were women) die annually from illegal abortion. That’s down from 70,000. And abortion rates don’t go down when the procedure is banned, all that changes is an increase in the number of pregnant people who die because it’s illegal and unsafe.
While both sides in this debate may have some points, it’s misleading to assert that both sides of the debate are equally rational. We should be glad that the vast majority of teenagers know that contraception is available, but at the same time try to understand why they’re not using it.
A CDC study release earlier this month gave some insight into the major reasons: 31% of teenage mothers didn’t know they could become pregnant at the time they had sex. I’m sorry, but anyone who demonizes easy access to birth control and abortions but at the same time pushes “abstinence-only” education, this statistic rests squarely on your shoulders.
The next largest bracket, 24%, stated that they didn’t use birth control because of pressure from their partner not to do so. We are failing our daughters if they believe that pleasing anyone is worth sacrificing their health, safety and future. The fact that we give a global stage to a man like Chris Brown, who not only beat a woman but failed to display, even once, a sense of true contrition for it, is not encouraging. It’s not exactly fair to compare more liberal states to conservative states in this regard, as many women from conservative states travel to neighboring ones for abortion.
A more apt comparison would be to Europe, which has easy access to birth control, is vastly more sexually liberal, and yet has a drastically lower abortion rate. I wonder why that is?
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This is from The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion. If you haven’t read it already, READ IT RIGHT NOW.
Why? If abortion is no big deal, why would you want to reduce them? If abortion is a benefit to society, a great thing for women, why would you want to reduce the number of abortions? You can’t have it both ways.
^ seriously? Grow up. Of course he wants to reduce them, they are a great thing for women. To be able to have a choice. But prevention like contraception, safe sex. Is much preferred. This is the single most stupid comment i’ve ever read. Women don’t WANT to get an abortion. They want to prevent pregnancy, so preach contraception.…
Did you see what you said? “Of course he wants to reduce them, they are a great thing for women.” You’re contradicting yourself.
Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant.
FIFTY-FOUR PERCENT. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html
And the sentence directly after that says: “Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use.” You can find the original study here.
Most of the women having abortions after using contraception were using the male condom or the birth control pill - two of the easiest methods to fuck up.
We’re human. We make mistakes. We take antibiotics, forget pills, rip condom wrappers open with our teeth, put them on backwards, get pressured by our partners, or just think we’re magically immune to pregnancy (oh yes we do).
Guess what could reduce these problems? Comprehensive sex education! Learning about saying yes and no, about pregnancy and birth, about contraception and birth control and biology, all contribute to fewer unwanted pregnancies!
Of course we should want to reduce them - preventing pregnancy is much cheaper than ending it! Who would WANT an invasive surgical procedure if there’s another option. I’m pro-abortion like I’m pro anesthesia: I’m glad they’re legal and available for people who want and need them, but that doesn’t mean I want everyone I meet to get a morphine drip.