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Thursday, September 17, 2015

What Are the Most Effective Ways to Reduce Abortions.

I am not convinced that the best ways to reduce the number of abortions are education and easy access to contraception. Following are my reasons to believe this.

"In many populations, rising levels of contraceptive prevalence are not associated over time with falling levels of abortion." (Relationships Between Contraception and Abortion: A Review of the Evidence, Cicely Marston and John Cleland, Volume 29, Number 1, March 2003)


The big question outside of a policy that is most effective in reducing abortions is the ethics of abortion.

At what point is a fetus a human with the same human rights as any other. Birth? moments before birth? 3 months, 6 months? Conception?

Whenever is that magic time in development is. Once they have reached it, it is not about a stats game. It is murder.


I don't trust the stats that say that education contraception are always the most effective way to reduce abortions.

I imagine that it is somewhat like a bell curve. Education and contraception are effective up to a point. After that point, people will get abortions because it is easier and/or the ethics of it generally are that it is only clumps of flesh and not a human being worth defending.

It is easy for some to recommend the advisable thing based on the evidence of the results reducing the amount of abortions.

There is a sickness in my stomach when I think of doing the advisable thing. Clumps of flesh they are NOT. They are human or at the very least the seeds of humanity.

They are worth more than rational advisement.

FB Post that inspired these notes.

I do trust that all will work out. Either God is or He or She or It isn't.
Either we have all eternity to work everything out or we don't.
... I could go on forever.

In the end the most effective way to transform humans to be higher evolved, it is probably not going to happen because of the President we happen to choose.

The sitting President is not the cause of most Good or Bad in the world. He or She is more a collective result of the Good and Bad in the people.

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