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Friday, September 15, 2006

Changing the Debate on Abortion

Finally. This is something I've wanted to see from somebody, ANYBODY, for the longest time.

There are currently approximately 1.3 million 850,000 abortions performed in this country every year. That number cannot please anyone on either side of the abortion issue.

The Chicago Trib reports that Democrats are unveiling legislation to reduce the number of abortions in this country.
"...it promotes such preventive measures as funding for contraceptives and expanded sex education geared toward avoiding pregnancy as well as support for adoption and services to new mothers..."
This is what we as a country need to do. Stop bickering about ideology, using it as a political issue and take concrete steps to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies (and thereby, reducing abortions) in this country. ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

The question for those who would oppose this legislation is this: What is your objective? Do you want to see abortions reduced? Is it more important to preach abstinence and legislate morality? Is abortion only a political wedge issue?

Bottom line: To paraphrase what Melinda Gates said at the recent International AIDS Conference in Toronto about people who oppose condom distribution programs to prevent AIDS in Africa: If you oppose this legislation, something is more important to you than stopping abortions.

PS: Note to Democrats, Don't freak out about this. This is the right thing to do and, as such, will help you politically.

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Comments on "Changing the Debate on Abortion"

 

Blogger aus blog said ... (9:35 PM) : 

World wide there are over three thousand terminations carried out every day. Thats well over a million every year. In the US fifty percent of all cases, birth control was used, forty-eight percent used no precaution, and two percent had medical reasons.
That's a stagering ninety-eight percent that could have been prevented had an effective birth control been used. That's sad.
Don't get me wrong, I suspect the figures in Australia would be much the same. Just a whole lot of unnessesary killing.
ausblog

 

Blogger Robb said ... (7:41 PM) : 

Absolutely.

Its odd how addressing the actual causes of a problem help you solve it.

I hope we get that figured out over here.

What we are doing obviously isn't working.

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Blogger aus blog said ... (10:17 AM) : 

Did you know you can get an implant that is safe, effective and lasts for three years?

 

Blogger aus blog said ... (4:38 AM) : 

Rob you said 1.3million per year in the US alone, I thought that over a million world wide was bad enough.You wouldn't know where I could find out about world figures would you?

 

Blogger Robb said ... (9:22 PM) : 

I got the 1.3 million from here. But doing some more research I found this CDC data (probably more accurate). CDC say 850,000. That's what I'd go with now (changed in the text).

Thanks for making me double check this.

 

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