The head of England's 'leading' abortion agency (a rather dubious position) states that abortion has lost its stigma:
Women are finding it more acceptable to have an abortion than to drift into an unplanned pregnancy, the head of Britain's leading abortion agency said yesterday.
Ann Furedi, the chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), said one women in five was now childless at the age of 45 and an increasing number were making the choice not to have children at all.
Ms Furedi said there had been a shift in public opinion about parenthood. The stigma of abortion had diminished but there was now concern about being a poor parent. "Parenting is considered to be very important and is taken seriously these days," she said. "The idea of just drifting into unplanned motherhood is seen not to be a good thing and you could argue that among many groups of people in society abortion is seen as a more responsible response to being a victim of uncontrolled fertility," she said.
Of course, we've known for some time now what causes pregnancy. Perhaps the issue might be addressed there.
And in an effort to reassert some stigma:
Abortion figures continue to rise year on year. Latest figures show that there are about 165,500 abortions for British residents a year.
Numbers are far higher in the US, of course.
It might be well to recall the words of Thomas Jefferson:
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."