My email from NARAL was headed, "Does John McCain Understand Women Could Die?"
Presumably, if McCain nominated strict constructionist Supreme Court justices, Roe might be overturned, returning abortion to the states.
And, supposedly, this would result in droves of women reflexively reaching for the coathangers.
First of all, let's reiterate an inconvenient little fact that NARAL and other members of the abortion lobby tries to keep hidden: Women are dying now. And the abortion lobby knows this. They just don't want you to know this.
Ah, but wouldn't more women die if abortion were to be re-criminalized?
The assumption -- the unquestioned, unproven assumption -- is that making abortion legal reduces abortion mortality. But let's look at the data. Just look at the abortion deaths since 1940:
You'll see that abortion deaths were plummeting -- a fall even abortion guru Christopher Tietze attributed to the availability of blood transfusions and antibiotics -- long before legalization.
The drop leveled off in the 1950s -- with the introduction of The Pill!
It then resumed its fall in the 1960s.
Before abortion was legalized.
In fact, legalization didn't seem to have any real impact at all. The trend just continued where it had been:
Attributing the fall in abortion deaths to legalization is fatuous.
And anybody who takes an honest look at the data knows this.
So who are they trying to fool? And why?
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