I heard an interesting conversation recently over abortion. One part of it was over how many abortions are performed due to rape and incest. It is a good question as that is one of those emotional reasons that pro-choice supporters like to use as a reason abortion should not be illegal. Now I will be honest and admit that I am against abortion, but I am not for making it illegal as I think better education should be the main method to combat this issue. That being said, doesn’t it make you curious as to how many of these heinous crimes actually result in a pregnancy? It is hard to find numbers, as I can not find many organizations that actually address this situation. I would think the number would be high, as it is one of the leading reasons that pro-choice supporters like to use. From what I can find is that 1.81% of all abortions in South Dakota between 1999 and 2006 were due to rape and/or incest. Other states in that report did not even break the 1% barrier.
The other part of the conversation was the “what if” argument. If homosexuality could be traced back to a genetic condition, would it be wrong to abort the child if the parent’s did not want a gay child? I don’t think you can truly equate homosexuality with downs syndrome or what most would consider a genetic defect, but since abortion is legal, there would be nothing stopping a person from aborting her unborn gay child. The flip side of that is if a person wanted a gay child, they could abort their unborn heterosexual children until they were able to conceive a gay child. I am not sure if it would be morally wrong, as I have no clue what society is willing to accept.