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Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States

Histogram of abortions by gestational age for ...

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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…

Your thoughts??

Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.



One response

  1. Helpful related information! I have been searching for something like that for a time these days. Thanks!

    February 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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