Abortion Bans Don’t Work

The best way to prevent abortions is contraception

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd


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Abortion has been in the news recently because of bans on abortion instituted in the American states of Georgia* and Alabama that effectively ban all abortion, with penalties of lifetime imprisonment or even capital punishment potentially imposed on those who terminate pregnancies.

The irony of killing people to defend life is apparently lost on these legislators.

Abortion is always a hot topic. Partly, that’s because of irreconcilable differences between religious belief in the soul and the practical realities of women’s health. But it’s also because there are dozens of myths about the impact of abortions, with many people basing their arguments almost entirely on basic misconceptions.

Now, I’m not going to go into the morality or ethics of abortion. I’ve done that before, and I think I’ve been pretty clear. And fortunately, as certain right-wing commentators love to say, facts don’t care about your feelings.

So let’s talk facts.

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The main idea of these abortion bans is that it is going to prevent abortions. If you look at…