Second Thots

Sometimes one has to step back, take pause, and have some "second thots"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


England becoming "abortion capital"

According a report by the Telegraph newspaper, official statistics will show that over 200,000 abortions were performed in England and Wales last year. And these are countries where abortions are already restricted to 24 weeks, and where public campaigns are well underway promoting contraception. The greatest increase in number of abortions occurred with teenagers.

The combined population of England and Wales is somewhere above 50 million. That's about twice the population of Canada, where abortion figures are at about 100,000 a year. So, it's roughly the same there as it is here.

How did we get here?

I have a theory. In societies that promote promiscuity, which includes advocacy for contraception — as well as the conceptualization of abortion in purely feminist terms — you're going to get a lot of dead human fetuses. I know it's a rather stark simplification, but perhaps an appropriate one.

In other words, we boink first, and ask questions later. We've separated the reproductive act from reproduction and marriage, and it's resulting in more "accidents" than ever, apparently.

I don't know, is this right?

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