Good news: human abortion rates are declining.

The Des Moines Register editorial on October 21st gives all the credit for this seeming decline to contraception use, and none to pro life organizations like Iowans for Life who have been in the trenches educating Iowa kids on the dignity of life for four decades. ( “Contraceptives, not extremists reduce abortion rates.)

Is the Register correct?

Not according to the people who work in the field of human abortion…

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The Des Moines Register supports all things liberal.

It is refreshing when they run a guest editorial from someone with a contrarian position to liberal orthodoxy.

The ran such a piece today. It was written by a guy named Steve Freking. Here’s an excerpt:

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From the Des Moines Register this morning:

“With Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin at her side as a validator, Hillary Clinton said Saturday in Iowa that the email controversy surrounding her is all political, it’s not a matter that interests voters, and it won’t be a shadow that hurts her in the general election. “We’ll see how this all plays out, but it’s not anything that people talk to me about as I travel around the country,” the Democratic presidential candidate told reporters she’d gathered for a news conference at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.”

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Here’s another one of those letters.
You know the type. An indignant liberal bloviates about pro lifers’ lack of compassion for all of humanity, except for the pre born. That in order to be truly pro life, goes the thinking, you have to conform your thinking to mimic that of the priesthood of liberal elites…

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“In Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, the court made its opinion crystal clear: Citizens do not sacrifice their constitutionally guaranteed rights when they form and operate a family business. The decision was a victory not only for the Green family but for every American who values freedom of religion.”

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“The distortion was blatant and deliberate, done to create a straw man that she could easily knock down. But what was so disappointing about the article was not that Basu deliberately distorted the facts, but that the Register’s journalistic standards have sunk so low as to print it.”

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In response to “tighter restrictions on federal payments for abortion,” the Register argues (February 1, 2014): “If men could get pregnant, abortion wouldn’t be controversial … Medication to terminate a pregnancy would be available at every pharmacy.” The Register attributes these restrictions to a government “dominated by men,” especially conservative men. This editorial raises profound questions about the Register’s thinking …

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“If men could get pregnant, abortion wouldn’t be controversial in this country. Medication to terminate a pregnancy would be available at every pharmacy. Over the counter. A government historically dominated by men would never contemplate forcing the members of its own gender to carry a pregnancy to term, swollen ankles and all.”
So opines the Des Moines Register in another ode to human abortion.
The premise of the article is more than offensive, it is ridiculous …

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A liberal is upset:
“Two articles juxtaposed in the Register seemed to sum up the situation in our nation today. One featured the sale of 190 homes in the Des Moines area priced above $500,000. The other cited the fact that working age people now make up the majority of households that rely on food stamps.
The old adage used to be that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” but now it’s the rich get exorbitantly richer and the middle class and the poor get exorbitantly poorer.
Where is the public outrage?”
The letter appeared in the Des Moines Register.
I know the writer, and I’m perplexed …

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