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Enough with the Abortion Myths: Here are the Facts

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1:23PM PDT on May 7, 2013

good info. thanks

8:56AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

If all methods of birth control were 100% effective there might be fewer terminations. But when something goes wrong it should be every women's right to choose to have an abortion.

4:51AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Janice K. No one said you had to approve or even disapprove of any woman getting an abortion. As I am sure you did not the case history of each patient. It is no one business how many abortions any of them had or will have, if any, in the future.

By the way life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness comes from the Declaration of Independence. While it nice sounding rhetoric. The Declaration of independence is a an Instrument of War. it has no weight on the Constitution. It is an historical document. Nothing more than that.

Birth control is not 100% effective. Assuredly as a medical practitioner you would know and understand that fact. A woman may seek out and have an abortion as her legal right. Between HIPAA and Roe you would have a very hard time keeping your medical history private.

8:38PM PST on Feb 25, 2013

@janice b: We don't give a hang about your sex life! All we care about is preventing 1 million innocents every year being denied their rights to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness@.

Lika S.: We are not saying that women are too stupid to make decisions. However, there are more birth control methods available today than at any other time in human history - too many for abortion to have to be used as the birth control of choice. And before you start in with platitudes about rape & incest, I can well understand why a woman would not want to continue with those pregnancies, but think about this: why destroy an innocent life that had nothing to with the crime? Help put the actual perpertrators of those crimes behind bars for a very long time instead. And if you are going to claim that most women do not use abortion as a method of birth control, skip it. I worked in a hospital and saw many cases of women as young as 15 & 16 who were on their 3rd abortion.

11:50AM PST on Feb 18, 2013


and dan o. before you make yourself look any more stupid get an education.

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10:38AM PST on Feb 17, 2013


10:38AM PST on Feb 17, 2013

@Sharon L. Camp

Contrary to your assertion, there are some studies linking abortion to breast cancer. There are also several studies linking abortion with depression, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, and premature births of subsequent children.

Regarding the safety of legal abortion, the recent deaths of 24 year old Tonya Reaves after an abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago, and Jennifer McKenna Morbelli a 29 year old school teacher after an abortion at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Maryland would perhaps suggest a risk factor greater than mentioned in the article.

Putting the exploits of legendary abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell aside, the legal right to destroy your preborn child is not the utopian panacea alluded to in this article. This piece is a disservice not only to women of conscience, but to society in general.

12:19PM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:47PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

People need to stop acting like women are too stupid to make decisions. Maybe men need to stop coercing too. Thing is, this makes good man look bad.

6:18PM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Hi Tiffany :)

Good nutrition, 2-floor independent house in Detroit, receiving assistance, but from what I understand, not the full assistance available to full U.S. citizens. Since the loss of the second household-breadwinner (who is now on disability, from which comes the assistance), heating-oil is conserved for potentially dangerous temperatures. (Otherwise sweaters are normally used.) Clothes are an almost negligible cost as the purchase of new clothes is a rare event. Car insurance is, if I recall correctly, required for car-ownership in the area, but if the car is only cosmetically damaged then it is not repaired to avoid higher premiums. Payments on the house are irreparably behind, but it doesn't matter nearly as much as it normally would because it lost all value as an investment when half the city was abandoned.

It's a seriously bad economic situation, but even without owning a car (needed to get to work), a person can still take a two-hour taxi ride. The ~$50-$75 setback of such a ride each way is seriously bad news, but it can be done as long as you avoid these
and a few other problems.

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