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|Mon, 06-16-2003 - 6:30pm|
"Worldwide, about 35 of every 1,000 women of childbearing age -- 3.5 percent -- have abortions each year, the report said. About 26 million women have legal abortions each year, and about 20 million have illegal abortions."
Numbers are very similar, and considering that:
"In Africa, an estimated 680 of every 100,000 women who undergo an abortion die of complications, researchers said. In Canada, which has one of the lowest abortion death rates, the study said there were 0.1 deaths per 100,000 abortions." (Funny to note that is legal in Canada, but not in Africa, and which country has more abortions?)
It is easy to see that more lives are lost in countries were abortions are illegal, if you count both the number of women and the feti that die.
Family planning essay from Canada:
"The legalisation of abortion has almost no impact on the number of abortions performed. In some countries where abortions are illegal, in Latin America and eastern Europe, there are two to four times as many abortions (and higher mortality rates of women) as in Western European countries where abortions are free. The only thing legalizing abortion does is give women access to safe abortions. If we really also want to reduce abortions, what works best is to reduce the demand for it. But our efforts to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies are almost invisible: they hardly compare to our campaigns to, say, get people to wear seat belts or register their guns. "
Legal or not legal, abortions will still occur, and is not me the only one that says it!!!
"Hundreds of thousands of women suffer long-or short-term disabilities due to complications arising from unsafe abortions. In low-income countries, mainly in the developing world, a total of approximately 200 women die each day as a result of unsafe abortion."
Each DAY, people, 200 women die EACH DAY. Many more are permanently injured, or have the babies abandoned in a trash can if they dont succeed on their abortions....
Making abortions illegal will force some women to travel to countries were it is legal to have one, therefore taking more time and increasing the number of late term abortions. If for you a zygote or an embryo is a human life, a late term fetus will be even more inhumane, dont you think? a late term fetus might even be able to feel pain, while a few weeks old embryo isnt.
"Travel to England and availability of abortion to non-residents has insulated Ireland from the worst consequences of the current abortion regime. However the necessity to travel outside the State does result in a relatively high number of Irish abortions being performed at 12 weeks gestation or later, compared to residents of England and Wales. Gynaecologists advise that abortion in the first trimester is significantly preferable to a later abortion, from the point of view of the woman's health. (Section 3.6)"
Ok, here I proved w hard numbers my point that PC people are more PL than the PLers. Having the choice legal saves more lives. Is not a ridiculous commment (as mentioned), is backed up by numbers.