Originally Posted by pricejj
I understand this is a REAL contentious issue. Maybe you are one of the people who has been convinced that unrestricted abortion should generally be legal. I don't know how you could be convinced of that, but there are a lot of things people do which I don't understand.
1. The U.S. is one of the FEW places in the entire world that you can legally get a general abortion after the 13 weeks.
2. Only 21% of U.S. adults believe in general abortion after 13 weeks.
Nope, I've actually been quite vocal about banning abortion in ALL instances (except the ones most commonly discussed). However, until you're willing to address the reasons why people get abortions, it's pointless to talk about banning it, because it won't actually reduce the number of abortions one bit.
Meanwhile, since you bring up an issue and state that both international and US opinion on the matter is important, let's acknowledge US and global opinion on other things, such as:
- The US is one of 4 countries including Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea that do not offer paid maternity leave. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2617284.html
- The US is the only developed country in the western hemisphere that still uses the death penalty. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/abol...nist-countries
- The US is one of the few developed countries in the western hemisphere that does not offer universal healthcare. http://www.theatlantic.com/internati...-on-it/259153/
- The US is the only developed country that does not gauranteed paid vacation days. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...n-or-holidays/
So spare me your "we're not in line with the rest of the world" BS. There are plenty of areas where the US isn't in line with the rest of the world, and you and yours are perfectly fine looking the other way.