Women who have had multiple abortions throw bricks into the glass ideology that having an abortion will allow you to have a “better life”. Abortion proponents are awfully fond of the twenty something woman, standing up with her college degree in hand, saying “I don’t regret my abortion.” But this politically marketable image is far from the reality in the majority of abortions.
From the Guttmacher Institute:
- A broad cross section of U.S. women have abortions:
- 58% of women having abortions are in their 20s;
- 61% have one or more children;
- 56% are unmarried and are not cohabiting;
- 69% are economically disadvantaged;
- 72% report a religious affiliation.
Looking at these figures, we can assume that the typical abortion that occurs in North America is had by lower income women, most of whom already have born children.
But without making any positive fundamental changes to a woman’s life, what does having one abortion do? If it didn’t change your situation, then it could very well lead to yet another unplanned pregnancy and yet another abortion.
NEARLY a quarter of women under 25 who had an abortion last year in South Yorkshire had already undergone a previous termination, according to latest figures.
A total of 919 abortions were given to under-25s in Sheffield last year – 221 of them, or 24 per cent, to women who had undergone a termination before.
In Rotherham, 91 out of a total 396 abortions, or 23 per cent, were to women under 25 who had undergone one before.
In Barnsley and Doncaster the figure was 27 per cent – 93 out of 345 abortions in Barnsley, and 153 out of 566 in Doncaster.
The South Yorkshire figures mirror the England average of 25 per cent.