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Religion and Abortion: Is there a trend?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by GoldEagle, Mar 11, 2007.

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  1. Christian/Generally Pro-Life

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  2. Christian/Generally Pro-Choice

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  3. Non-Christian Theist/Generally Pro-Life

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  4. Non-Christian Theist/Generally Pro-Choice

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  5. Agnostic, Deist, Buddhist, etc/Generally Pro-Life

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  6. Agnostic, Deist, Buddhist, etc/Generally Pro-Choice

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  7. Atheist/Generally Pro-Life

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  8. Atheist/Generally Pro-Choice

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  9. Other/Generally Pro-Life

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  10. Other/Generally Pro-Choice

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  11. Don't care/Prefer not to answer.

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  1. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    What neutral sources I can find disagree.

    TIME magazine, 1964:
    Roe v. Wade happened in 1973.

    As quoted on Wikipedia, the Center for Disease Control says 850k legal.
    Assuming that humans are generally rational and will get legal rather than illegal abortions where possible, the number of illegal abortions is probably less than five percent of this number, or perhaps 43k, and that's being generous. Even adding this is still well under a million, and we haven't yet taken into account that the US population increased. According to the Census Bureau, it was under 200M in 1964, and is 300M right now.

    You will have to convince me that there were either less than 600k abortions in 1964, or that there were more than 1,5M in one of the last five or so years, or some combination of these, possibly including a huge morality shift.
     
  2. Keshik

    Keshik TJ's Daddy

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    Christian, pro life
     
  3. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    Religious unstable and pro-pill/condom.
     
  4. PrincepsAmerica

    PrincepsAmerica Nothingness made flesh

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    Right, a vague allusion to skin cells being the same as a growing human. Sorry if I don't really see the connection.

    From your own wikipedia link:

    "After 1973, legalization of abortion led to an approximately ten-fold increase in the total number of abortions.[29]"

    :high5:
     
  5. PrincepsAmerica

    PrincepsAmerica Nothingness made flesh

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    doublepost :(
     
  6. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    You're the one who suggested that we err on the side of caution.
     
  7. Erik Mesoy

    Erik Mesoy Core Tester / Intern

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    :twitch: I make a preliminary rejection of this datum as being inconsistent with all other known numbers. The sentence stands on its own and contradicts most of the rest of the article.

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    Graphic display. Please draw where this "ten-fold increase" occurs. :crazyeye:

     
  8. Azash

    Azash La Sombra

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    Agnostic - It's the mother's choice.
     
  9. Eukaryote

    Eukaryote Deity

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    Pro-Choice Christian

    Although I believe abortion is wrong I think so strictly for religous reasons and I don't think religon should be used in law-making because it forces people to obay the rules of a religon they may or may not believe in. That doesn't sound like freedom of religon to me. So I'm pro-choice.
     

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