Y'know, why don't they understand that they are in the vast minority? I found an interesting study of women in pre-natal classes: Abortion attitudes of pregnant women in prenatal care.ObjectiveThis study was undertaken to describe abortion attitudes in a diverse cohort of pregnant women enrolled in prenatal care.Study designA cross-sectional interview study of 1082 demographically diverse gravid women enrolled in prenatal care at less than 20 weeks' gestation was performed.ResultsMost participants (92%) supported abortion availability. Half (50%) who were willing to consider an abortion would do so only in the first trimester. Among the gravid women willing to consider an abortion in the first or second trimester, 84% would do so after rape/incest or if their life was endangered and 76% would if their fetus had Down syndrome. Gravid women considering abortion were more likely to be white, older, have had a previous abortion, and to express distrust in the health care system. Women who would not consider abortion were more likely to be multiparous, married/living with partner, and to express greater faith and fatalism about their pregnancy outcome.(Sorry, I basically copied the whole abstract)These are pregnant women! 92% for. I have to do more reasearch on this but that is a stunning revelation.
I'm not that surprised by the results, Mikmik. These days, for the most part, women who are pregnant want to be pregnant. The availablility of abortion for those who want it does not threaten the woman who intends to give birth.
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