Canadian Abortion Rates (external - login to view)
between 1970 and 2004 ,2,792,355 deaths due to abortion, less than 1% of those were because of rape.
Gerry, without understanding each case to put individual reproductive matters into context, it really doesn't matter.
Why is that important, Anna? Women get abortions for all kinds of reasons, ranging from health reasons to economic reasons. I don’t think it is important why a woman gets an abortion. Why she does it is between her and her conscious. Whether she gets it is between her and her doctor.
Do you suppose there were that many couples between that time looking for a baby to adopt? I think a pro life website should keep statistics like that too...
many, many couples opt out of the normal wait list for newborns and go the private adoption route. This is alot more expensive but means alot shorter wait. They either end up adopting out of country or they pay a "mother" to continue the prenancy and "take possesion" of the baby at birth.
There are more than enough people out there willing to adopt newborns.
Also, maybe people will think a little harder about their choices if they know that abortion will not be their easy way out.
Ya sure Gerry.
What would be the legal argument for banning it? That the fetus has human rights and has more rights to the woman's body than she does?
The woman gave up the right to "her own body" when she got pregnant. There is no such thing as an "ooops", you can't get pregnant out of the blue. Only one way to get pregnant, and that is by having sex. Birth control are all just fine and dandy but they are not 100% effective. When you have sex you are always running the risk of getting pregnant. There is only one fool proof guarantee against pregnancy, and that's abstinence.
So...if you choose to have sex, then you should be prepared to give birth.
No she didn't give up the rights to her own body. That argument is a lost one. Next?
I'd say 97% to 99% is a pretty good rate of contraception. And that rate increases if more than one method is used.
Birth Control Considerations - Effectiveness of Contraception (external - login to view)
The expectation that people not to have sex is just plain foolish. One might as well expect people to quit eating or something. It's a natural human activity.
Then you can raise all the kids with anencephaly, TSD, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, etc. and take care of the women's funerals who die as a result of back alley abortions, who die because of delivery complications, etc.