PLAYER57832 wrote:Abortion stuff not backed up by any evidence.
If your argument essentially boils down to this: people who are pro-life in the context of abortions that may save the mother's life are wrong, I agree with that.
If your argument is that most women choose to have abortions to save their own lives and not for any other reason, which seems to be what you've typed numerous times, then you're patently wrong. Not mistaken; not misinterpreted; you are WRONG. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/2411798.html
There is a chart in this linke (Table 2) that shows the "Percentage distribution of women who had an abortion, by main reason given for seeking abortion." The categories and US statistics are:
Wants to postpone childbearing - 25.5%
Wants no (or no more) children - 7.9%
Cannot afford a baby - 21.3%
Having a child will disrupt education or job - 10.8%
Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy - 14.1%
Too young; parents or others object to pregnancy - 12.2%
Risk to maternal health - 2.8%
Risk to fetal health - 3.3%
Other - 2.1%
Based on the foregoing statistical evidence (of which you have none), the percentage of women in the United States who have abortions to save their own lives is 2.8%, the second lowest of all reasons.
I don't know exactly why you're banging that drum so much considering that I've provided this data and other data on numerous occasions. The answer I've come up with is that you're trying to justify a pro-choice stance on all abortions and/or trying to justify the Affordable Care Act's mandates. I have no ulterior motive here except to stop you from making your ridiculous argument that is unsupportable. I'm not pro-life. I'm not a conservative Christian. Abortion is legal and will remain legal in the United States for the foreseeable future.
So, do you acknowledge the above statistics? If not, why not? Can you provide your own statistics? If you can do any of these things, let's take it to the other thread. If you can't do any of these things, knock it off with the absurd "women have abortions to save their own lives and conservatives who are against abortion want people to die." It's a ludicrous argument.