Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Unwanted conception doesn't necessarily equal "unwanted babies"

It's quite unfortunate that the Associated Press doesn't understand that reality. Many couples might not want to conceive a child when they do but that doesn't mean the conceived child is unwanted.

I'm surprised that only 14% of births began with an unwanted conception. Doesn't Planned Parenthood always say that 50% of pregnancies are unplanned and that around half of those (or 25% of all pregnancies) end in abortion?

That means that 11% of births (25%-14%) were unplanned but the mother wanted to conceive.

Or maybe women who give birth to children that they love don't remember the conception of that child as unwanted when they look back on it?

HT: The Corner

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