Contraception no deterrent to abortion
They always tell us that if we really wanted to stop abortion, we would just hand out condoms. We know it’s foolish, but now Planned Parenthood’s own report proves it. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, “54% of women who have abortions had used a constraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant.” Over half say they used their method inconsistently, and about 13-14% report correct use.
We already knew this, but now we have their own data to prove it. Next time a pro-abort suggests that I hand out condoms instead of exposing truth, I will simply say, “Most abortion mothers say they used contraception during the month they got pregnant, but they got pregnant anyway. They had contraceptives in their possession, and they either chose not to use them consistently or the method failed to work. So how will it help stop abortions for me to give someone another condom if they won’t use the ones they already possess?
The student will scoff at the notion that aborting mothers were using contraceptions, because in their minds, contraceptives are 100% effective. I will give them more rope by asking, “Are you really sure you want to challenge that? Do you really want to say that I made it up?” In a debate, you always want to use the data already reported by your opposition; they have no choice but to accept its authenticity.
Then I”ll whip out a copy of the Guttmacher fact sheet and say, “I ask again, why should I waste my time giving out birth control that people won’t use or won’t work effectively?”
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