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Argument: The scale of abortions makes state intervention compelling

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Katha Pollitt, "Subject to Debate" column in The Nation (February 5, 2006) - "You can just see how unwanted pregnancy will join obesity and smoking as unacceptable behavior in polite society. But how is all this censoriousness supposed to help women control their fertility? If half of all pregnancies are unplanned, it doesn't make sense to treat them as individual sins."[1]


Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, Woman and the New Race, Chapter 10. - "While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization."[2]

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