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  •  So pro-lifers need to fix their message (0+ / 0-)

    I always got into arguments with self-established "pro-lifers" in college. "Save the fetus! Save the fetus!" it should be saving the woman will save the baby.

    The statistics brought up in the first article mentioned is alarming, but not new. If you want to stop abortions, end poverty. It isn't rocket science: if a woman knows there is financial support for her child (universal healthcare, housing, education, etc.), do you think she'll terminate the pregnancy? Removing the economics out of the equation would probably drastically affect the number of procedures done in the country (and worldwide).

    I'm not naive to think ending poverty would end all abortions (disclaimer: I am pro-choice). But if people actually think abortion is a public epidemic that needs addressed, look at root causes. It isn't that the moral fabric of society has eroded in reference to the fetus; it is that the moral fabric of society has eroded to the understanding of the conditions of our neighbors.

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