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He looks up an estimate of the number
A disaster pregnancy is not an "inconvenience"; it is an overwhelmingly life-destroying crisis of the first order.
And the "abortion should be banned because the embryo might turn out to be
And, some genius is not going to find a "cure" for the common cold or breast cancer. Pioneers like Dr. Edward Jenner and Dr. Jonas Salk did not find "cures" for, respectively, smallpox and polio. What they did find was
The cumulative work of many scientists is someday going to result in finding ways to prevent cancer, but it will take many decades, and perhaps centuries.
Why do women have abortions? If you leave out the abortions due to threat to the woman's health, rape and severe fetal abnormality, and if you leave out a few abortions by married women who feel another child would be disastrous to the family they already have, most abortions are done on women who know that if they did bear a child, they would have to "give it away."
Many women are not willing to go through nine months of discomfort, followed by 12 to 70 hours of agony, to bear a child they must give away, because of a one-in-a-million chance (using Mr. Reid's estimate) that the embryo might turn out to be a brilliant inventor or scientist.
Also, anyone who thinks that giving away