October 22nd, 2009

OK Abortion Advocates Oppose Common Sense Reporting Rule

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By Emily Geiger

baby_abortion3211Why is it that abortion proponents are so opposed keeping statistical records about abortions?

There is huge flap going on in Oklahoma regarding a new law that requires reporting of certain statistical information to the state which will be made available to the public, including:

-woman’s race,
-marital status,
-financial circumstances,
-years of education,
-number of previous pregnancies, and
-her reason for seeking the abortion.

Women seeking abortions will have to answer a total of 37 questions regarding their demographic information. Names will not be posted, but pro-choice advocates are still up in arms over the reporting requirements.

Critics complain that requiring women to report these statistical details might “make it possible to identify patients, especially those who live in small towns.”

The problem is that this claim is totally bogus. The women’s home towns will not be reported, only the county in which the abortion occurred, and since there are only three abortion providers in Oklahoma, there are only going to be three choices with large numbers being reported from each of those counties.

From this information, it will be impossible to determine individual identities, but, of course, that wasn’t enough to stop the pro-murder crowd from spreading lies to suit their agenda.

You know, I keep hearing that everyone, including pro-choicers want to “reduce the number of abortions” in this country. Remember Hillary saying abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare?” Remember Obama saying he wanted to work with those in the faith community to reduce the number of abortions?

How are we supposed to reduce the number of abortions if we have no way of finding out what is driving women to choose abortion in the first place? How are women supposed to make educated choices about abortion when we don’t have a method of reporting complications from this invasive surgical procedure?

The pro-abort crowd had better start putting their money where their mouth is on this “we want abortion to be rare” thing, or else people might start to think that they are lying.

Oops, too late.

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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