First, the article states that the abortion rate in the UK hit an all time high last year. There were 185,000 women who had abortions last year, compared with 181,000 the year before. What a disturbing trend in and of itself. That works out to about 500 abortions every day all year long. That is very sad.
Second, and even more disturbing, are the quotes from Ann Ferudi of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the UKs leading provider of abortion services.
“Motherhood is just one among many options open to women and it is not surprising that younger women want to prioritise other things. We should stop seeing abortion as a problem and start seeing it as a legitimate and sensible solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancy.”I agree that motherhood is just one option for women and that not all women today want to be mothers. However, the rest of this quote is unbelievable. Somehow, we are supposed to stop seeing the mostly unneccessary killing of unborn children as a problem, and start seeing it as a sensible solution to the problem of unwanted pregnancy. Why don't we start seeing abstinance as the legitimate and sensible solution to unwanted pregnancy ... if you don't want to be pregnant, don't have . I find abortion to be an abhorrent dismissal of personal responsibility. And this drive to see killing another human as the solution to the proble, and not the problem itself, drives me nuts.
Marriage was decreasing in popularity and unmarried couples were more likely than married couples to end an unplanned pregnancy, even if they were living together.This statement fits well with my last post regarding the breakdown of the family unit. Just another example of what occurs when the import of the family is undermined.
Ms Furedi said that women, particularly those in the professional classes, were increasingly reluctant to take breaks that could hinder their careers.So, rather than be responsible and not get pregnant in the first place, professional women turn to abortion. They can't take the 'break' to have a child, but there is always time in their busy day to head down to the local abortion clinic and utilize the legitimate and sensible solution to their problem of unwanted pregnancy.
To de-bunk the argument that not all pregnancies are consensual, I say I agree. While I still think there are other alternatives to abortion, I can at least see the point of not wanting to carry a baby that is the result of incest or . But, I find it impossible to believe, that there are 500 cases of this per day ... or even 50 a day. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it.