It's one thing to give too much information on abortion, as a pro-life group recently did when it displayed four-foot-tall pictures of aborted fetuses at Moorpark College, and it's another to pretend like abortion is completely benign.
Sadly, we live at a time when such upsetting tactics make the news instead of the millions of deaths of children at the hands of their parents and doctors, but somewhere along the way people lost the ability to think critically.
A great example can be found in the comments section of the Star's coverage of the story. "Sunflowers" wrote:
I as a woman should have a right to make a decision as to whether an abortion is right for me. It is my body.. If my child is deformed, not developing right, has serious health issues, I should have a right to end that fetuses life. Also, in the event of a rape, I should be able to end a pregency.. That should be no one elses decision
That's a typical response from the pro-choice crowd, but it's a hollow argument that's easily destroyed. The writer concentrates on health issues and rape as a justification for abortion of a child--note that she admits it's a child and not merely tissue or a clump of cells as abortionists would have you believe.
The major problem with her argument is that the vast majority of abortions aren't for health reasons and aren't due to rape--more often, children 's lives are ended for the mother's convenience.
Let me say that again. Mothers are ending the lives of their children--her word--for convenience. By the millions. And that's not a big story for some reason, but it is when people show graphic images of the dead babies.
Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies end in abortion. "Sunflowers" must believe most of those are due to rape and catastrophic health reasons, but as I said, critical thinking skills aren't encountered all that often these days.
Common sense alone should tell you that something else is at play here, but here are the facts that just blow "Sunflowers" out of the water.
The facts show that 92% of women cite "social" or "other" reasons for having their abortions. The Alan Guttmacher Institute tells us that three-fourths of women terminate their unborn children because they can't afford it, three-fourths say it would interfere with work or school, and half don't want to be a single parent.
Well, I guess they should kill their child then, to use "Sunflowers" word again.
What all the facts tell us is that the phony heath/rape/incest argument conveniently ignores why 9 in 10 women have abortions.