jeskill Posted October 12, 2012 Share Posted October 12, 2012 (edited) Whatever your opinion on abortion is, these statistics are quite shocking. There doesn't seem to be much 'bad-luck' in abortions (indicated by only 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users reported correct use), the statistics clearly show that abortion is primarily used as a primary form of birth control, most don't seem bothered in trying to have consistent 'safe sex'. This doesn't make sense. If, let's say, someone has an abortion afther they use the pill for a number of years, but forgets to take it one day and gets pregnant, then how are they using abortion as the primary form of birth control? Likewise, if a woman gets an abortion after a condom breaks, how are they using abortion as a primary form of birth control? I mean, I agree with the idea that contraceptive education is integral to making abortions rarer (something that, ironically, many anti-abortion advocates are against), but I don't see how not using contraceptives correctly suggests that people are using abortion as a primary form of birth control. I don't even think you could say that the 33% of women who consider themselves at low risk for pregnancy would consider themselves using abortion as a primary form of BC. I know of one such woman -- she was told that her medical condition would prohibit her from getting pregnant and was very surprised when it happened. Believe me, if she had thought she could have gotten pregnant, she would have used birth control. (She went on it afterwards.) Edited October 12, 2012 by jeskill 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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