I am taking a Rural Sociology class this semester. My professor is of course Republican and many of his teachings are obviously biased. He showed data collected in 2009 that gave opinions of rural, suburban, and urban Americans on abortion. He was actually shocked that approval for abortion under any circumstance was across the board, 40% with very little fluctuation. I thought, "Are you kidding me! Why isn't it higher?!?"
I also stated in class, as he presented data on how many abortion procedures were done in the U.S., that you had to be conscious of what this study defined as an abortion. Because if every D&C and E&C done in a medical, hospital setting to save the life of the mother was counted, then the data was skewed and therefor unreliable. The professor could not tell me if that was included in the data. I just smiled.
I take this very personal since I have had a D&C. My child stopped growing inside of me at 6 weeks and there was no heartbeat. I had a D&C preformed at 9 weeks because I couldn't mentally or emotionally go through another natural miscarriage after loosing my first child four years previous to that.
Legislation that is being passed now that opposes abortion will eventually make choices like mine illegal. Any woman who cares about herself and having children who are healthy and happy one day should be outraged by what lawmakers are getting away with.