How to Reduce Abortions
What is the best way to reduce the number of abortions each year?
Unfortunately, the majority of Americans don’t remember what it was like before Roe vs Wade. But let me tell you what I remember.
Back in those days, when it was illegal to have an abortion, there were tens of thousands of them performed every year. That was when they were illegal.
When it was illegal, there was a criminal industry providing the services that people truly needed. There were botch abortions, where girls died. There were botched self-abortions, you know, the old hanger approach where girls died. There were cases where girls died in childbirth because they were trying to hide their pregnancy. There were lots of deaths of young girls, needless deaths.
But, the rich didn’t die so much. They didn’t use the coat hanger. They got all the abortions they ever wanted in clean hospitals and doctor offices. They used to call them D&Cs. But the poor couldn’t get the safe illegal abortions, so many of the poor girls died.
Plenty of rich girls died, as well, those who were afraid to go to her parents’ doctor for help.
Making it illegal wasn’t working so America woke up and fixed it. Let that sink in a moment. We got wise and woke up and made them legal.
There was no explosion of abortions when they became legal. They just came out of the back alleys. Girls quit dying from botched self-administered abortions.
So if making them illegal doesn’t reduce them and only causes more problems, and making them legal doesn’t stop them, then what will?
It’s simple. It’s so simple everyone can understand. The best way to reduce abortions is to reduce unwanted pregnancies. That is all that there is to it. Simple.
How do you reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies? Obviously telling young adults not to have sex doesn’t work. Obviously pressuring girls into making vows with their daddies not to have sex doesn’t work. You can’t stop people from feeling the urges we were born with. You can’t stop people from having sex.
You can only help people have safe and protected sex. Teach people about safe sex. Make safe sex free by providing free birth control and free condoms. This doesn’t increase the frequency of sex, it just makes for fewer abortions.
If you really care about abortions, then you will agree that the only solution is to make them safe and seldom by helping people make good decisions when the time comes.
By the way, how’s that whole war on drugs going? We’ve been throwing trillions of dollars at drugs trying to eradicate them but we get nowhere with all our efforts. America is waking up to that fact. Making things illegal doesn’t stop people from doing it. It just makes the otherwise normal American a criminal. Or in the case of abortions, it make the otherwise normal American girl, dead in some dark alley.
If you’re a Christian, you can’t possibly believe that making abortions illegal is going to do any good. The only way is to help people who are in need of help. That is what Christ would do and you know it.
But, then again, I’m just a man and this is not my decision. It is the women of America who must decide what is right for each of them in each case and the rest of us need to stay out of it.
Any man you see trying to get involved in restricting abortions is nothing more than a bully trying to control other people. A sick and destructive bully.