[QUOTE="link"]54% of women having abortions used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users reported using the methods inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users reported correct use (AGI).[/QUOTE]http://www.abort 73.com/abortion_facts/us_abort ion_statistics/<quoted text>
Then one should err on the side of life. We seem to forget that there is in fact another life involved here, even if we want to reduce it to a glob of cells.
I'm sorry, but there are far to many options to prevent pregnancy, and most have error rates that are negligible.
If one want's the right to sex, one must accept the possible consequences which may occur from exercising that right.
Now mind you, I am not 100% pro-life, there is a time and place for everything, but "opp's" isn't one of them.
It really does say a lot about our society when we are unwilling to protect the most innocent and defenseless among us.
I think you underestimate failure rates for contraceptives.
I also disagree with the notion of calling a morula a living entity. The developing fetus has no cognitive function for many weeks. The lower centers develop first. The cererbral hemispheres begin forming in the 19th week. Arguably, our brains are the mainstay of our separation from other species. Sensory perception connections start to form during the 20th week. Dreaming may occur by the 27th week. This is a couple weeks into the third trimester. There are sound arguments to not permit abortion at this time during fetal development. Personally I don't think that should be cut and dried, the mother's health should have priority. Anesthetics that cross the placenta should be used, or, better yet, directly anesthetizing the fetus.
I'm curious - just how much weight you give to the fetus' right to life when both biological parents want to abort?
I do not believe that many people take the decision to abort a pregnancy lightly. They still should have access to that decision. But contraception is much more desirable.