— Progressive Push (@progressivepush) November 18, 2015
Facts are funny things, but whether this is accurate is not the point. You can outlaw drugs, and alcohol and even abortions, but you cannot make them go away. People are going to do what they want to do, and if that means aborting a pregnancy, it will happen whether you make it easy or hard. And if you make it hard, it will happen in dark alleys or abandoned buildings, and women will die.
There is no way you are going to make abortions go away, but you can make prevention possible. Instead of shutting down Planned Parenthood, fund free IUD’s on demand to any woman who walks in the door. Quit insisting that sex education is a family issue, and then refusing to discuss this rationally with young adults. Face the fact that sex organs cannot be overcome by religious and cultural indoctrination. We have them. Get used to it. Talk to your kids about resisting peer pressure to begin having sex at an early age. And finally, if abortion is the only recourse, make the procedure a safe one.