It is important to remember that, when it comes to the “numbers” of the women killed from illegal abortions that we commonly hear shouted at us, the vast majority of illegal abortions were done by licensed doctors who were simply breaking the law. Also, virtually every study on this subject has concluded that deaths and injuries doe to illegal abortions have been wildly exaggerated. For example, The Guttmacher Institute (research arm of Planned Parenthood) released figures in 1986 showing that in the 15 years prior to the legalization of abortion, the average number of women dying from illegal abortion in the entire United States was 136 per year and dropping.
However, it is a TRAGEDY when even one young woman loses her life in this way.
Before shouting at pro-lifer’s about the women killed from illegal abortions, remember that every one of those illegal abortions were performed by someone who is pro-choice. Pro-Lifer’s don’t do abortions; and every woman who was ever killed or maimed during an abortion- whether it was legal or illegal- was killed by someone who was pro-choice.
So clearly the solution to this problem is for everyone in pro-choice community to agree not to do them. Of course, these people are never going to agree to this because they never cared about the issue to begin with. They simply wanted to make it look like we are responsible for the pregnant women they killed. The fact is, every time one of these radical pro-choice fanatics screams about dirty coat hangers and back-alley abortions, the blood is on their hands- not ours.