Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Abortion HURTS Women...

That's the message of our friends at the "Walk for Life West Coast." Here is more evidence of that, if any were needed, from the London Sunday Times:

"Royal college warns abortions can lead to mental illness"

"Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health. "

Absolutely. But what really stopped me in my tracks was this:

"MPs will shortly vote on a proposal to reduce the upper time limit for abortions “for social reasons” from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, a move not backed by the government. A Sunday Times poll today shows 59% of women would support such a reduction, with only 28% backing the status quo. Taken together, just under half (48%) of men and women want a reduction to 20 weeks, while 35% want to retain 24 weeks."

So, nearly 59% of women agree that reducing the upper time limit during which one should be allowed to have an abortion "for social reasons" would be a good thing. But when men are included in the polling, that number drops all the way down to 48%. A shift that large indicates an enormous disparity in how men and women view the issue.

Abortion hurts women. And who supports it? Irresponsible, self-indulgent men.

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