You make it seem like only one side of the spectrum exaggerates things, Champ. When I say abortion is wrong someone always throws a rape victim at me, figuratively speaking, but when you boil it down, cases of rape AND incest occur in in 1.(number)% of all abortions.
Source available upon request.
The point is, when either side of an issue sees the down side of an argument, they reach to extremes to make their case.
One way or another, fetus or elderly, both are lost lives if terminated. That is his point, however I also see this as a terrible comparison.
You're right, I agree that it is a terrible comparison.
The bottom line is that abortion is, and will remain legal. Doesn't it make sense to increase the use of birth control in whatever form, including abstinence? Realistically, IMHO, birth control & sex education are the best solutions we can offer to lower the abortion rate.
Pretending that abortions will stop is not a solution. Getting more people educated and using birth control is THE solution. It is the REALISTIC one too, since abortion will always be legal.
If we accept that abortion will always be legal, what then is the best way to reduce the number of abortions? Isn't sex ed & birth control the only realistic approach to take?
If we remove the passion, remove the bible, remove the rhetoric from both sides of the argument you again come back to the best solution, sex ed & birth control.
Isn't it time we, as a nation, took birth control's role seriously?