The Pro-Choice Movement: Backwards Logic Is Our Specialty

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Those who are pro-choice often esteem themselves on being champions for the empowerment of women. They argue that legal access to abortion is one of the most fundamental rights that a woman should have.

I light of this, it might surprise you to learn that of all abortions, 84% are performed on unmarried women [1].

That’s right. While so many in the pro-choice movement try to justify abortion by bringing up the “hard cases” of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother, those cases only make up approximately 0.53% of all abortions [2].

It appears that not being married can play a fairly large role in a woman’s decision to have an abortion.

Additionally, when post-abortive have been asked why they chose abortion, nearly one-third indicated that they did not feel emotionally capable and one in four reported they did not feel financially ready [3].

What these numbers seems to suggest is that unmarried women who become pregnant are often made to feel that they couldn’t possibly raise a child without having a husband to provide both financial and emotional support.

No matter how many times the pro-choice side tries to portray abortion as a woman’s right, these numbers show that with abortion, women are actually made to feel as if they have no power at all.

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References

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2007). “Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2007.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007. Web. 25 Jun 2011. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6001a1.htm?s_cid=ss6001a1_w

[2] Johnston, Wm. Robert. Reasons Given For Having Abortions In The United States. http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/policy/abortion/abreasons.html

[3] Finer LB et al., Reasons U.S. women have abortions: quantitative and qualitative perspectives, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2005, 37(3):110–118. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3711005.html/

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