*Did 20 pro-choice Democrats forget what happens when women are denied access to abortion?Why did pro-choice Democrats vote to approve the Stupak Amendment, the most serious assault on abortion rights in a generation?
According to FiveThirtyEight.com, 20 of the 64 Democrats who joined Republicans to pass the measure are nominally pro-choice. We're telling these 20 Democrats -- all of them men -- to reconsider their vote and urge Congressional leadership to do everything they can to ensure the health care bill that comes out of committee does not take us back to an era of coat hangers and back alley abortions.
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"We know what happens when women are denied access to reproductive health care including abortion. And we can't go back to an era of coat hangers and back alley abortions. Reconsider your vote on the Stupak Amendment. Tell House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the final health care bill that emerges from the conference committee can't turn the clock back on women's rights."
*from Credo's website
Before abortion was made legal and estimated 1.2 million abortions were performed illegally by back-alley butchers and the women commonly died from them. Even if it were to be outlawed it would not stop them from happening, but would start a large die-off of child-bearing age young women. IN that case the fetus would not live either so by denying abortions only leads to dead women.
It costs at minumum $10k to have a child in a hospital. Most young women do not have that saved up ready to use. Having the child and giving it up for adoption is not always an option.
Perhaps if the government would offer free or very cheap birth control to young men and women less conceptions would happen and it would be less of a fight.