In an ideal world there would be no abortion, but we do not live in that world and never will.
Let us hope so. Although, as I like to hedge my bets and in case we do enter that kind of world again, does anyone know any knitting needle manufacturers with publically-listed shares?
My view on abortion has already been expressed recently, when I laid into Iain's pal, Nadine Dorries, a.k.a. Mad Nad, so I won't bother again. But let's just say that I'm pro-choice.
As to Iain's quite reasonable question about what we do about it, well, we could start by abolishing the Fucking Stupid Initiative and having rather better sex education.
It is also worth pointing out that many of the "comparable countries" that Iain refers to are, in fact, also primarily Catholic countries. And the Catholic Church is, on the whole, not a massive fan of abortion. Or, indeed, contraception.
I suppose that might be because buggering choirboys doesn't really call for contraception or result in abortion, eh?
UPDATE: Anyone at all interested in actual, accurate figures? And, indeed, reports on what might be done? Go to Unity's place.