handle the truth wrote:
As a man, I don't think I have the right to tell a woman what to do with her body. However, I personally, would not want anything to do with being part of making a decision to have an abortion. I could never say yes, do it.
Insert atheist comments here.
The good news for you, sir, is that your girlfriends, wife, sister and daughter didn't and won't tell you about their abortions.
The data suggests that 25-35% of American women will have at least one abortion. As a former abortion provider, I will tell you that being Catholic "pro-life" or having various other stated ethical/family values against the practice is of absolutely no deterrence to the millions of Christians who have abortions every year in this country.
And most of them have no intention of telling the men in their lives.
I think you are overstating the percentage somewhat as there is a high rate of "recidivism" among those procuring abortions. A woman who procures an abortion often has more than one.
And as for your remark 'that being Catholic "pro-life" or having various other stated ethical/family values against the practice is of absolutely no deterrence to the millions of Christians who have abortions every year in this country' is also overblown. If instead of accepting mere identification in a group, e.g, self-identifying as Catholic, Baptist, Eastern Orthodox, etc., one takes frequency of church attendance or agreement with Church teaching as the relevant measure, those attending more frequently or in greater agreement tend to have fewer abortions. Do you think Catholic nuns and Orthodox nuns are having abortions at the same rate as women who profess no religion?