xander wrote:Feud: You still have not answered one of the questions that I asked much earlier in the topic (or, if you have, I missed it entirely, and can't find it by reading back in the topic). It is a well known fact that no form of birth control is perfect. Therefore, the only way to prevent an unwanted pregnancy is to not have sex. Does this mean that I should not have sex with my wife, out of fear that her pills won't work, and we might have to terminate an unwanted pregnancy?
Sorry, I just got back a few hours ago (read the book Starship Troopers on the plane, excellent book!).
If abortion were illegal, or if you wanted to avoid pregnancy in the first place, that is the only option you have to guarantee such a result. But, if abortion is already an option, then it doesn't really matter, does it?
What I am saying (perhaps not as clearly as I would have liked) is that I feel that a child is sacred, and that in order to prevent an unwanted pregnancy there is only one 100% effective solution. Couples are free to do as they wish, but the unplanned or unwanted results should not be paid for with the potential life of the unborn child.
If abortions are legal, then my advice is just that, advice. If they are illegal, then it is the most effective solution to prevent pregnancy.