As usual, F&B, you only include those facts that support your ridiculous stance on abortions. There are more truths than you like to include in your (literally) half assed analysis. You see, F&B, these unwanted pregnancies lead to a category called unintended births, and the facts about those are chilling. The reason for many of the unfortunate consequences of unintended births is that you right winged morons don't want to help these children out after you coerce and in some states force women to follow through on giving birth. Pro control, misogyny, war on women . . . defined.
Children whose births were unintended are:
Greater likelihood of low birth weight, particularly for unwanted pregnancies. This may be through increased risk of preterm delivery. In the US, eliminating all unwanted pregnancies would reduce rate of low birth weight by 7% for blacks, and 4% for whites, helping to decrease the large disparity in rates for whites vs. blacks.
Greater infant mortality. If all sexually active couples in the US had routinely used effective contraception in 1980, there would have been 1 million fewer abortions, 340,000 fewer live births that were unintended at conception, 5,000 fewer infant deaths, and the infant mortality rate would have been 10% lower.
Likely to be less mentally and physically healthy during childhood.
At higher risk of child abuse and neglect.
Less likely to succeed in school,
More likely to live in poverty and need public assistance.
More likely to have delinquent and criminal behavior. (see also Legalized abortion and crime effect)
Significantly lower test scores
Less likely to have a close relationship with their mother.
Unintended pregnancies lead to higher rates of maternal morbidity, and threaten the economic viability of families.
Posted on October 3, 2014 - 12:03 PM