“The number of women who have abortions because of rape or their own life being in danger pales in comparison to the number of women who, like Williams, will kill their unborn child to fulfill their life goals.”
(Alan Shlemon – Stand To Reason) I often hear abortion defended for two reasons: rape and the life of the mother being in jeopardy. It turns out these are two of the least common reasons why women have abortions in the United States. That’s not according to me, but according to the Guttmacher Institute, an organization started by Planned Parenthood.
Consider Michelle Williams’s acceptance speech last week at the Golden Globe Awards. She talked about decisions she’s made in her life that have allowed her to “live a life of her own making” and that wouldn’t have been possible “without employing a woman’s right to choose.” In other words, she couldn’t have pursued and advanced her career without killing her child through abortion.
It turns out that Williams’s explanation, according to the Guttmacher Institute, is the number one reason women have abortions. Their research article cites “Having a baby would dramatically change my life” as the number one reason, accounting for 74% of the women who had abortions in 2004. The subcategories of that reason include “Would interfere with education,” “Would interfere with job/employment/career,” and “Have other children or dependents.”