Originally Answered: Who Thinks This Is The Difference Between Pro-Life & Pro-Choice?
Given that "pro-choice/pro-abortion" people favor abortion that would carve out the baby in pieces, I don't believe they are more concerned about caring for the baby than pro-lifers.
When I was in my teens up till my late 20's, I was the opposite, very pro-choice.
My attitude back then was that there are many people in the world who are too poor to raise children, and an unexpected pregnancy prevents them from pursuing education and improving themselves.
I also felt that the world was too populated, and that we should use abortion as a last-option when birth-control fails, to contain excessive growth.
I felt back then that abortion creates less unwanted children, less poor, and less crime, and eliminates the non-achievers in our society.
What I discovered on further reading is that those most likely to have an abortion are white middle-class women --those most financially able to have and raise a child!
I've also met a number of guys who grew up in an orphanage, and who, far from turning out losers, were among the most disciplined, educated and accomplished individuals I've known.
Finally, while Europe and North America have practiced birth control since the 1960s, the rest of the world has continued at the same exponential rate of population growth for 40 years, and have immigrated in mass numbers to European nations, to the point that Europeans will soon be minorities in nations where they have lived exclusively for centuries, or in Europe itself, for millenia.
Where Europeans were 25% of the world's population in 1960, because of low birth rates they are now 15%, and will be 10% by 2040.
The reason for these migrations is because Europe and North America would already be experiencing population decline and economic problems, if not for massive immigration of young foreigners to fill the labor void.
We've admitted about 36 million immigrants to the U.S. since 1965, mostly from the third world. And the number of abortions within the same 4 decades is about equal to the immigrants admitted. If we were not killing our own, we would not need such massive waves of immigrants.
A turning point for me was about 15 years ago, when I read a one-page interview of Mother Teresa in TIME magazine, where she said on the subject of abortion: "What greater measure is there of a society's evil, than when they choose to murder their own children?"
I'm not a catholic, nor am I particularly religious. But those words really struck me and got me to thinking.
I've also met many, many couples over the years who want children, and are not able to have them, and hunger greatly to adopt children. One of my closest friends adopted a girl from China about 5 years ago.
And I've seen families that have adopted children from every corner of the world: China, central asia, Thailand, Africa...
It's not, in most cases, that an unwanted child usually ends up in an orphanage. People like to adopt children as babies, and raise them as if they gave birth to them. They're less eager to adopt children grown beyond infancy.
I feel that if a woman screws up and gets pregnant (with a man's help of course) then it's a small price for her to carry the baby to term and give it up for adoption.
And more often then not, there are couples standing in line to adopt these babies.
A woman doesn't usually show obvious signs of being pregnant until her fifth or sixth month. So there isn't a long time she has to be visibly pregnant. It's a small price to pay, and far preferable to abortion.
There are also new studies that show women who have abortions are at higher risk of cancer. A woman's body goes through a powerful cycle as she moves through the stages of pregnancy and birth, and then returns to its equilibrium.
When that pregnancy cycle is unnaturally interrupted, it causes disruptions that frequently hurt the body. Because the media is overwhelmingly liberal/pro-choice, it's not a story you hear about often. But reported or not, the studies are there, just the same.
Looking at these facts collectively, the evidence indicates to me that it is pro-lifers, not pro-choicers, that care most about the pregnant woman and the baby at every stage.
Finally, this article I first read online close to 10 years ago, that snaps into perspective the cumulative effect of several decades of abortion, that now rise to about 1 million abortions per year:
"Abortion: World War Three"
No doubt among those millions could be lost innovators and leaders such as Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Andrew Carnegie, Isaac Newton, Jonas Salk, and so on, that the world desperately needs.
Just offering the counter-perspective.
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DEATH OF THE WEST, by Pat Buchanan