Unintended pregnancy

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An unintended pregnancy is a possible result of having sexual intercourse for reasons other than a desire to procreate.

Abortion promoters tend to appeal to women who regard carrying a child to term as the undesirable and unhappy outcome of an unintended pregnancy. Often these promoters (e.g. Planned Parenthood) will use the alternate term unplanned pregnancy to imply that pregnancies will turn out worse when they are surprises, since "smart" or "accomplished" people try to plan out their lives. This reasoning fallaciously ignores that God gives life many surprises, both as gifts, or vocations, or tests of our faith, and the true accomplishments are what we can do with these surprises.

In the United States, about 49 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S were unintended in 2006 according to the CDC.[1] That number fell to 45% in 2011.[2] Abortion promoters often argue that contraceptives, many of which murder an unborn child, are necessary to prevent unplanned pregnancies.

Pro-life advocates are more likely to recognize the new life created as a gift from God rather than a punishment even if its conception was unintentional or unplanned. They know that pregnancy is always planned, as part of God's Plan.

Social assistance

Abortion is certainly not the only means of dealing with an unintended pregnancy. There are plenty of social programs that can assist those overwhelmed by pregnancy.

Other possible choices include:

  1. If they are not already married, the mother may choose to marry the father and raise the child.
  2. The mother may choose to raise the child by herself or with assistance from other family members or the state.
  3. The child may be given up for adoption.

Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama is an abortion promoter. Speaking of his daughters, he characterized them having an unintended pregnancy, "If they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby."

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