no, just kidding, i studied the issue in a tertiary ethics course, so medical & psych journals, etc. but that was a few years ago - I no longer have access to that info but let me tell you, I will never ever ever forget what I hve learned. There is stacks of info online if you're brave enough to look, but you do have to sift trough a lot to find reputable info. Sa is the only state that keeps & shares abortion data.
anoter thing that people seem to be confused about is whether or not a baby is allowed to have measures to take its life once it is born. When he babies head is born, it can be left & denied life saving treatment, but it cannot be purposely 'killed' when it is no longer in the mother. That is why there are partial birth aboetions where the body is delivered, but not the head, until the life can e terminated. The baby can have measures to take its life in the mothers body (or even part way in), but not when it is all the way out of her.
this is something I find very difficult to discuss, and I know I haven't been very eloquent in this thread & may come across as insensitive. (Kirsti?) I am so sorry if I've caused you distress, or anyone else who has suffered a loss, etc. I do find it difficult to discuss details without giving TOO much detail. But I also think that the pc 'don't speak the truth in case it causes offence' surrounding abortion is why people understand so little about it. We are too scared to say what actually happens to the babies. I am still shocked & horrified by some attitudes of 'who cares what happens to the baby, as long as we don't offend the mother' and I wil never ever understand the cruelty towards our babies - we treat dogs being put to sleep with more respect.