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Every Child A Wanted Child
This slogan sounds compassionate, but what it really means is 'every unwanted child a dead child'.
Abortion has done nothing to end child abuse. In the UK and USA,
recorded cases of child abuse have increased substantially since
abortion was legalised. Northern Ireland, which is not covered by the
1967 Abortion Act, has the lowest incidence of infant death in the UK. (World Health Statistics Annual 1996, Geneva: World Health Organisation,1998, B-635 - B-647)
Most abused children were originally 'wanted'. In a landmark study of
674 physically abused children, 91% of the children had been wanted and
planned for. (Study by Dr. Edward Lenoski, professor of paediatrics and
medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Heartbeat, vol. 3, no. 4, Dec. 1980.)
A study carried out shortly before abortion was legalised in the US
found that "most women who were most regretful of the pregnancy now
claim they would have the child again if given the opportunity
[whereas] one of every six mothers who were initially pleased with
pregnancy would choose not to have the child again." (P. Cameron et al. "How Much do Mothers Love Their Children," Rocky Mt. Psychological Assn. May 12, 1972)
Most children are not particularly 'wanted' when they start crying at
two in the morning. Nobody seriously suggests that it is acceptable to
kill a child when they stop being appealing.
Abortion is the ultimate form of child abuse, giving parents the right
to kill their unborn children if they are not exactly what they want e.g. if they are a girl rather than a boy, if they have a disability or come at an inconvenient time.