Thursday, October 23, 2008
More contraception = more abortion
Those who want abortion "safe, legal and rare," to quote the Clinton Administration's slogan, often cite increased contraception as one way to achieve this goal. The "contraception for all" argument is flawed, however, in that it does not take into account the failure rates of even the pill. As this article on Catholic Exchange by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse demonstrates, the pill is not foolproof. The link to abortion is this: Once contraception is seen as a right, when there is "product failure," then redress is expected. Abortion becomes that redress. Abortion rates can actually increase -- as we have seen in Sweden, for example -- when contraception is more available. More risks are taken, but the consequences of that risk are viewed as unacceptable. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, more contraception leads to more abortion.
Posted by John Norton at 2:18 PM