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Old Apr 6, '05, 2:30 pm
Lisa N Lisa N is offline
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Default Re: Why the "liberal", "conservative" labels for next Pope speculation?

http://womensissues.about.com/cs/abo...rtionstats.htm


Here's some abortion statistics. I don't think it suggests that economics are the major reason. Also the phrase 'can't afford it' is relative. FWIW I just googled 'abortion statistics' and got a variety of websites. But even the one sponsored by Physicians for Reproductive Choice (proaborts) indicate only about 21% of women cite economics as the reason. Most "aren't ready to have kids" or "it would change life/interfere with work or education." Smaller percentages for things like maternal or fetal health.

Maybe we should move to another thread. I don't want to hijack anything with respect to the Holy Father.

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Old Apr 6, '05, 5:15 pm
StPeterRules StPeterRules is offline
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Default Re: Why the "liberal", "conservative" labels for next Pope speculation?

Last I checked, we didn't get a say which issues were considered most heinous. It isn't our "choice". There are clear differences between abortion and war. Both are regrettable, one is not even debatable, according to the Church.

I would not take comfort in saying to God when I died "yes, I admit I didn't oppose abortion, but I did disavow that Iraq War..."
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Old Apr 6, '05, 8:48 pm
Philip P Philip P is offline
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Default Re: Why the "liberal", "conservative" labels for next Pope speculation?

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Originally Posted by Lisa N

Maybe we should move to another thread. I don't want to hijack anything with respect to the Holy Father.

Lisa n
Agreed, I've started a new thread in In the News, with my reply, called "Economics and Reducing Abortion?"

http://forums.catholic.com/showthrea...555#post562555
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Old Apr 6, '05, 9:28 pm
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Default Re: Why the "liberal", "conservative" labels for next Pope speculation?

Edit: post deleted (jumped the gun - other people already raised my points)
 

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