Ok, who are these 45%? how old are they? are they having these abortions once a quarter, or once every 10 years? Do they already have children and can’t afford more? Even if she IS having an abortion once per quarter, that’s her choice. Why is she having abortions 4x per year, does she not have access to birth control in another form? Partner won’t allow her to so she sneaks out? I’m doubtful that anyone is using an abortion as BC because there are SO MANY easier, less expensive, less physically taxing, and so many less risky options out there. In the case that someone might be using an abortion as birth control, how can we help that population?
Pro-choice remains pro-choice, and if a person doesn’t want to be pregnant then they have the choice not to be. We can agree that prevention is key, but we sometimes hear the same people tooting the pro-life horn that abstinence is best and vote to remove sex ed from school curricula. Can’t have both.
Pro-choice is not synonymous with pro-abortion, and I believe that we need to amp up efforts to prevent unwanted pregnancies in the first place. Even if we universally implement rigorous sex ed programs in schools, increase funding and accessibility to reproductive health clinics, primary care, etc; unwanted pregnancies will still occur. In those cases, the person carrying should have the ability to choose not to be, all other circumstances aside. Judgment had no place in nursing, and our opinions should not have a place in our care delivery. Six-week abortion bans are absurd, and this is being discussed because a 6 week ban does not allow a pregnant person time to act before a heartbeat is detected. So many people will be negatively affected by such law, and this is the issue at hand. Not late term abortions. Not repeat abortions. The fact that many women will be denied the opportunity to choose before they even learn they are pregnant- before it’s too late.