Even now, supporters of Obama are running ads which picture “back alley butcher” shops where women will be forced to go for abortions if anything were to happen to the Roe v. Wade decision. The truth, however, is that back-alley butcher shops would be tame compared to the death unleashed on us by Roe v. Wade. This Fox News story is but one of many demonstrating the diminished value of human life in our culture after Roe. In the story, an unwanted baby is thrown out with the trash. (Haven’t we learned that every child should be a wanted child?)
Carolyn Garago writes about the fallacious argument that abortion prevents child abuse since it, supposedly, will make sure that every child is a wanted child. Garago says,
“Aside from the fact that killing someone because they might be abused isn’t very logical, child abuse has increased since the legalization of abortion. The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect indicates that the prevalence of child abuse is increasing, and the increases are “significant.” From 1986 to 1993, the incidence of physical abuse rose 42% (97% under the revised Endangerment Standard), physical neglect rose 102% (163% E.S.), sexual abuse rose 83% (125% E.S.) and emotional neglect rose 333% (188% E.S.).”
You can read the entire article here, but the point is well-taken. Abortion has not decreased child abuse. Given the fact that child abuse has increased fifty-fold since the Roe decision, one might argue that abortion has contributed to child abuse, as a result of its clear message that inconvenient people ought to never have been born in the first place.