Anyone that has been here awhile probably remembers my stance on abortion. But I am curious how many people are anti-death penalty but still pro choice. The reason I ask is because like so many other issues, abortion rights has never been about morals or right or wrong, or womens rights or protecting babies. It has only been about politics. In order to have an opinion you either had to be left or right liberal on conservative. That being said, left leaning people who tend to not support the death penalty and have no objection to the government applying a moral standard to killing criminals, seem to be against anyone applying a moral standard to killing unborn babies. Righties on the other hand protest mightily to abortions yet are very "liberal" in applying the death penalty. This is interesting on so many levels.
Also, someone mentioned something about black market abortions being worse than clinical ones. I dont think they fully grasp the position of people that are anti-abortion. There is essentially no difference between the two. It is still killing babies. I know some might not believe that unborn babies matter enough to save but it would be hypocritical to challenge another persons right to believe that it is and still call yourself pro-choice. Keeping that in mind, people would do a lot to protect a child without any concern to the person they consider as the offender. Now before anyone goes on about it not being the other persons child, remember you stance in the conversations earlier about spanking and what basically boiled down to child abuse and a bystander's duty to intervene.
And because it always comes up seeing as it is a staple argument for the pro-choice side of the argument, I would like to address the "rape", "incest" abortion argument by saying that noone has once asked for a special, legal, supervised clinic specifically for victims of sexual crimes. Nope, instead the narrative has been that even though the number of abortions performed due to victims of sexual crimes is very low, this sole reason justifies the act in all situations
A few numbers for anyones concern.
estimated 237,868 victims of rape and sexual assault (aged 12 and over including men and women) while an estimated 1.06 million abortions performed in 2011. (down from 1.13 million in 2010) Whatever the percentage of that 237,868 are women and of those women that get raped instead a myriad of other acts that qualify as sexual assault, and of those women that get pregnant, and of those that get pregnant that choose abortion, it is a small percentage of abortions performed.
Now I was being generous with my estimations. The National Abortion Federation (NAF) reports thats 1 percent or less all abortions performed are because of incest/rape/sexual assault. I tried to factor in cases that may go unreported but I could get no higher than 3 percent in my estimation.