Ok, guys, you were right all along. It's completely useless discussing things at AC. Rays followers are allowed to quote mine, lie, nut pick and show their lack of education/logical thinking, but our comments don't get posted even if we take care to capitalize and follow all these other stupid rules.
I'll get sick, if I have to read another of those ignorant comments on abortion and can't even answer. Where do they get their data from, anyway?
There are less than 50 million abortion in the whole world per year and only around 850,000 in the US.
We have less than 120,000 in Germany. That means 7 out of 1000 pregnancies, while the rate is 21/1000 in the US.
And why? Because we look at the reasons and try to deal with them instead of crying murder...
These are the reasons for abortion in the US:
* 25.5% Want to postpone childbearing
* 21.3% Cannot afford a baby
* 14.1% Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy
* 12.2% Too young; parent(s) or other(s) object to pregnancy
* 10.8% Having a child will disrupt education or job
* 7.9% Want no (more) children
* 3.3% Risk to fetal health
* 2.8% Risk to maternal health
* 2.1% Other
I couldn't find matching data for Germany, but I'm sure you could shift the point in no. 2 and no. 4 to the left and divide no. 5 with 2.
There are many ways to reduce the number of abortions.
Telling teenagers about contraception would be one.
Helping young mothers in difficult financial or emotional states would be another.
The churches in Germany are against abortion, but they do the consulting that is required here before an abortion (well, the catholic church isn't allowed to participate any more) and they sign the letter, if you want them to. Without telling you that you are a wicked murderer. They just try to provide help.
And, looking at the data, that's more effective than bombing abortion clinics.
Choice is important. And I think it leads more often to the acceptance of the pregnancy than to abortion.
What would you prefer to tell your child?
-You exist, because it would have been a sin to kill you.
- You exist, because I decided that I wanted to have you despite all difficulties.