LaserGuy wrote:there are plenty of wealth pro-life or religious groups that might be willing to fill that gap--assuming, of course, that they aren't blatant hypocrites.
Given how many pro-lifers haven't adopted multiple children, I don't think that's a safe assumption. In addition, since many late-term abortions are performed because of serious fetal health problems, you'd be cutting down even more on the likelihood that anyone would actually care to step in and take care of the resulting extremely premature baby.
morriswalters wrote:If I walk in front of a car while listening to my Ipod, does the driver of the car assume liability?
In many cases, yes. In my state, pedestrians have legal right-of-way in marked crosswalks. Being hit while crossing one, regardless of how little I was paying attention, would therefore be entirely the fault of the driver.
And of course, I suspect the likelihood that a driver won't be paying attention and accidentally hit me when I'm crossing the road is *far* greater than the 1 in 50,000 pregnancy risk that's assumed when having sex with good contraception.
FireZs wrote:Didn't I just give statistics showing that it's NOT more dangerous
Not necessarily. Your 10.2 figure (already a bit higher than the abortion death rate) is age-adjusted, while we don't know whether the 1 in 11,000 is as well, or is instead more appropriately compared with 12.7 maternal deaths per 100k live births.
Furthermore, given how many later-term abortions are done for health reasons, I imagine that most women getting abortions at 21 weeks or later have much higher than the average expected risk if they carry those pregnancies to term.
interestingly enough, if you're white it's actually LESS dangerous to deliver late-term than abort
Only if you assume, completely baselessly as far as I can tell, that white women have exactly the average death rate from abortions, despite having a 25% lower death rate from giving birth.
The premature fetus will die anyway if it's aborted rather than delivered, if you think it's cruel, it's cruel either way.
That doesn't follow. If it's going to die either way, then the way that doesn't involve gasping for air and dying slowly and painfully over several days is less cruel.