this is exactly what happens when you put a lot of money, time and resources on educating only half of the target audience! it took so much time to raise awareness on the importance of birth control for women and for the society at large and now when it comes down to legislation, those who are supposed to provide good healthy legislation don’t even have a clue what they are talking about!
btw, another excellent read, on the topic of abortion:
The impact of legalized abortion on crime by John J Donohue III and Steven D. Levitt http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/DonohueLevittTheImpactOfLegalized2001.pdf
“A given woman’s ability to provide a nurturing environment to a child can fluctuate over time depending on the woman’s age, education, and income, as well as the presence of a father in the child’s life, whether the pregnancy is wanted, and any drug or alcohol abuse both in utero and after the birth. Consequently, legalized abortion provides a woman the opportunity to delay childbearing if the current conditions are suboptimal.”
Doesn’t that just make perfect, and i mean perfect sense???