The NZ Abortion Supervisory Committee released this month a Supplementary Report to their Annual Report of 2011. The report dealt with 2010 abortion statistics in New Zealand, and included information about the number of abortions, how and where they were perfomed, on who, for what reason and at what gestation.
There is much to digest. However, of note is a comment made in the Supplementary Report that:
It is a concern that over 50% of abortions performed are recorded as using no contraception.
A strange comment considering 45% of women who had abortions in 2010 were using some kind of artificial contraception (1.3% had been practising NFP, however I have not included that figure with artificial contraceptive/abortifacient figures).
So, while just OVER half were NOT using contraception, only just UNDER half WERE using contraception. Given this information, can the Abortion Supervisory Committee really say that better access to contraception is the answer to lowering our abortion rate?
The Committee suggests fitting intrauterine devices at the time of the abortion, despite a lowering of effectiveness when done at this time. This suggestion is because tubal ligations are “difficult” for women to get.
There is a failure of the Committee to acknowledge the abortifacient nature of many contraceptive devices. So, while our abortion figures for 2010 may have been 16,630, countless other newly formed human beings were aborted through the use of intrauterine devices, oral contraceptives, depo provera and other such “contraceptives”.
Research shows (as does these figures) that more contraception does not decrease the number of abortions. In fact Alfred Kinsey (the man who studied sex and is generally held up by those who promote abortion and contraception as a revered expert) stated:
“At the risk of being repetitious, I would remind the group that we have found the highest frequency of induced abortions in the groups which, in general, most frequently uses contraception.”
Contraception is the slippery slope to more abortion. It will not reduce the number of surgical abortions. In fact, contraception which has abortifacient properties only contributes to the number of newly formed human beings who are being killed.
More information, including links to studies can be found in the article “Studies: Birth Control, Contraception Don’t Cut Abortions” at One More Soul.