Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States
In light of the racist abortion themed billboards that seem to be in vogue in certain minority targeted neighborhoods, I thought it would be useful to arm myself and reinvest in the facts surrounding abortion.
I am a christian. I am in favor of allowing women the right to choose to have a baby or not have a baby. I am in favor of abstinence. I am in favor of contraceptive use by all not wanting to become pregnant (and their partners). And I am in favor of trying to reduce abortions by providing living wage jobs to people willing to work…
A few facts that we seem to forget (or the right-wing refuses to spout…):
The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.
It isn’t that they are lazy or shiftless or sex-crazed or want to use abortion as their form of birth control of choice. It’s usually an economic consideration…