Abortion
The reasons why women have abortions are diverse and vary dramatically across the world. Some of the most common reasons are to postpone childbearing to a more suitable time or to focus energies and resources on existing children. Others include being unable to afford a child either in terms of the direct costs of raising a child or the loss of income while she is caring for the child, lack of support from the father, inability to afford additional children, desire to provide schooling for existing children, disruption of one's own education, relationship problems with their partner, a perception of being too young to have a child, unemployment, and not being willing to raise a child conceived as a result of rape or incest, among others. An additional factor is risk to maternal or fetal health, which was cited as the primary reason for abortion in over a third of cases in some countries and as a significant factor in only a single-digit percentage of abortions in other countries. An American study in 2002 concluded that about half of women having abortions were using a form of contraception at the time of becoming pregnant. Inconsistent use was reported by half of those using condoms and three-quarters of those using the birth-control pill; 42% of those using condoms reported failure through slipping or breakage. The Guttmacher Institute estimated that "most abortions in the United States are obtained by minority women" because minority women "have much higher rates of unintended pregnancy. Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice. 10 Abortion Arguments: 10 Arguments For Abortion, 10 Arguments Against Abortion. A majority of people in the United States believe abortion should be legal and regulated. These facts fly in the face of both sides of the argument. The left wants abortion to be free and easy to obtain. The right wants abortion outlawed. There is an obvious solution to this problem if the leadership of both parties would just step forward. But they don't.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law

6/29/20
from The Gray Area:
6/29/20:

In this SCOTUS decision to deny Louisiana from requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admission privileges at a nearby hospital, there is a lot of legal and possibly political issues.

1. Roberts sides with 4 liberal judges. Yes, he did.

2. Roberts says he did that due to the precedent of a similar case in the Texas decision in 2018. He believes the court should be consistent and follow precedent.

3. Conservatives are beside themselves and against Roberts for continuing to side with the liberal judges. He must be a never-Trumper member of the swamp.

4. Liberals are happy about the abortion case win for obvious reasons.

5. Liberals are also scratching their heads about Roberts. Why is a supposedly conservative justice siding so frequently with the liberals? They like to say it is because the liberals are correct. They also wonder what's up with Roberts, just like the Conservatives wonder.

6. Why is it Conservative justices will support liberal issues, but liberal justices will not support one conservative issue?

7. Does this kind of decision help or hurt Trump? Both liberals & conservatives believe it should help Trump because his supporters now believe he needs to be re-elected to get at least one more conservative seat on the Court.

from The Wall Street Journal,
6/29/20:

By a 5-4 vote, the court rules there is no medical benefit from requiring doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital before performing abortions

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