We are delaying abortions that could have happened in the first trimester and making them more dangerous. We are preventing early abortions that are now universally safe and quick (certainly far safer and less traumatic than actually having the child) and we are putting more anguish on the women involved for no other reason than to please a few religious bigots. But on to better news. An examination of the latest abortion figures is good news for the following reasons...
The number of abortions in the first trimester has risen (30% of abortions now done by the 'abortion pill').
The birth rate has stayed fairly static, so the rise in abortion is not due to a rise in unprotected sex - this clearly shows a more relaxed social attitude towards abortion which is all to the good.
Ask yourself which is worse, an abortion or an unwanted child brought up by parents not willing or ready to take the responsibility. The parents failed on contraception so why think they can be good parents?
Quality of life is as important (if not more so) than saving a 'potential life' (whatever that means). These damaged children with disinterested parents disproportionately grow up in trouble and every one of these who is aborted reduces the crime burden on our society in 20 years time, not to mention avoids the effective 'slow death' they these people will experience.
With an overpopulated world straining the eco-system, every abortion must save millions in future carbon emissions. Then there is the strain on the infrastructure of schools and housing etc - they will be unproductive for 16 years or much more, with an overcrowded South East - Jeremy Clarkson must be pleased by these latest figures.