Older abortion opponets who post here are from a bygone era. They are proud of picketing abortion clinics and praying loudly as patients walk by. Reality is laws against abortions and even closing clinics do not eliminate abortions. So far as we know, they do not even reduce the number of abortions.
This Christian writer admits the number of abortions will only fall when women and their men do not want them. Fewer are being performed in clinics. Easy to purchase medicines are used increasingly. If women want abortions they will have them, he says. Only if they don’t want them will abortion numbers drop.
So, why do women (and often their men) want abortions? The majority already have children. Thus, I think we can generalize to say most women like having children. Let’s see if we can agree on the one big variable that drives the need for abortions.
This has to be money, either present money women do not have or future money/career opportunities they do not want to sacrifice by having a baby at this time. If I am correct and that is a central reason, what can be done to reduce the need for abortions?
Certainly, laws requiring longer waits, more expensive procedures and greater travel will not reduce the need. Comparing these relatively small expenses with the $100,000 plus it takes to raise a child make them insignificant.
Those who are serious about their anti abortion views need to address the money problem. To ignore it is to promote abortions.