I have no clue what point the Guttmacher Institute is trying to make here in this image.
Why will spreading this challenge anybody’s views on anything? How is knowing that 1 in 3 women will get an abortion going to “open my eyes” in any way? Why would marital status matter to me at all? Who cares if they only have kids? Or how many women have an unintended pregnancy? And apparently we’ve just confirmed that 64% of abortions come from minorities.
88% have the abortion in their first 12 weeks. That’s a three month window. Here are the characteristics of a fetus after 12 weeks:
The baby measures about 2 inches and starts to make its own movements. You may start to feel the top of your uterus above your pubic bone. Your doctor may hear the baby’s heartbeat with special instruments. The sex organs of the baby should start to become clear.
So we have sex organs, movement, and a heartbeat. Oh, and recognizable limbs, by the way. Saying “up to 12 weeks” is certainly disingenuous when we see what a 12 week old fetus looks like.
Help me out here. What is the point they are trying to make? What is the misinformation that people are bandying about being combated? Why would knowing all of this change ANYBODY’S views?
Basically, what I’m saying is that this doesn’t even make me remotely angry. It just puzzles me, because it’s stupid.