- Apr 25, 2003
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shesulsa said:Although the summation of your post seemed to be pro-choice, I take issue with the above comments - actually many of your points about choice.
In general, I'd like to say that your points are indicative of educated, sexually aware and repeatedly active females and do not account for the MANY abortions sought after by under-age, inexperienced and uneducated girls. And as for your insulting comment on rape and incest, perhaps you need to research some data on just how few rapes and incest are actually even reported, and the small percentage that are successfully prosecuted.
The arguments you posted are idealistic at best.
Actually I did do the research for a college paper. I was taking the stance of Pro-Choice, but the data didn't bear out the position. The whole "poor minority woman" scenerio is pretty much a myth. As well as the "Rape/Incest" cases, these cases accounted for one in every ten thousand abortions. The typical profile of a person seeking an abortion is:
White, middle class, ages 17-27, 1 or no kids, unattached. in school or some sort (high school or college)
Reason for an abortion: inconvienient at this time
Those were the facts. Now granted, these stats are now over 10 years old, but I'm sure an honest data-filled research would find about the same thing. And I now stand with the position that the federal government should not be involved in abortions. It should be a states rights issue.