If there is one thing the pro-choice and pro-life movements have in common, it is the desire to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, some of which result in abortion. In the ideal world, every child would be a wanted child.
The website that sponsors this blog, www.abortion.com, is a directory of clinics that perform abortions and offer other reproductive health services. And I would suggest that they do more to stop abortions than the average pro-life activist.
What most people don’t realize is that at these clinics, before the abortion is performed, a counselor will sit with the woman and discuss the circumstances that led to her getting pregnant. After discussing all the options available to the woman, they will talk about birth control.
Once that discussion is complete, the counselor will normally offer the woman free birth control. In most clinics, it is standard to offer her a three month supply of birth control pills (if that is the best form of birth control for that woman). The idea, of course, is to put the woman on a regimen that will hopefully prevent any more unintended/unwanted pregnancies.
Despite the accusations of the pro-life movement, most clinics are not anxious to see a woman several times for an abortion. I suggest that to those that think they are preventing abortions by standing outside a clinic screaming and yelling, the real work of preventing abortions is actually taking place inside that very clinic.