Conservatives who want to reduce the occurrence of abortions in the United States should vote for a Democrat.
According to a recent story in the Deseret News, the single biggest consideration for women who choose abortions is finances. They feel that they simply cannot afford to support another child. Sixty percent of abortions are on women who already have one or more children. And 60% are on women 20 years old or older. This means it’s usually not a “Holy crap, my parents are going to kill me if I don’t finish high school” decision.
So how would a Democrat help? Universal healthcare. One of the largest financial concerns of all parents is healthcare, starting from “How are we going to pay for the prenatal care and the delivery?”. When a parent begins considering the necessary, and more so the potential (from broken bones to cystic fibrosis, autism, leukemia, etc.) healthcare costs of having children, it gets a little scary.
National Republicans are too far in the pockets of the healthcare and drug industries to make this leap. And they are therefore maintaining the number of abortions unnecessarily high.
If there is a national healthcare program in the United States, it will reduce by one the number of things that make having a child a financially scary situation, and will thereby reduce the number of abortions in this country.