12 December 2012
* “The ideal thing would be that no one gets pregnant unless they’re ready - - that all pregnancies are desired pregnancies, but that’s not what happens” – Lindsey Tanner, Associated press * “Most abortions occur in the first 12 weeks when the embryo is about the size of a lima bean.” – Lindsey Tanner, Associated press * “Hope Clinic patients come from Kentucky, where the number of abortions has steadily dropped from almost 4,400 in 2007 to roughly 3,900 in 2012.” – Lindsey Tanner, Associated press * “Mississippi abortions have steadily dropped, from nearly 3,000 in 2007 to about 2,200 in 2011.” – Lindsey Tanner, Associated press * “We shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, a majority of whom are men, making health care decision on behalf of women.” – Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers * “Obama also supports federal funds for planned parenthood, which provides many services including birth control. The organization says 46 percent of its funding—about $487.4 million—comes from the states and federal governments.—Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers * “Since 1980, the state constitution has guaranteed that “Every natural person has the right to be let alone and free from governmental intrusion into the person’s private life.” ”—Dara Kam •Modern abortion procedures are safe. The risk of a woman’s death from abortion is less than one in 100,000. Whereas, the risk of a woman dying from giving birth is 13.3 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies. Furthermore, a 1993 fertility investigation of 10,767 women by the Joint Royal College of General Practitioners and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists found that women who had at least two abortions experienced the same future fertility as those who had at least two natural pregnancies("Abortion ProCon.org." Abortion ProCon.org. Procon.org, 5 Dec. 2012. Web. 13 Dec. 2012.) Cons –
•“40 percent of female registered voters surveyed in 12...