Pregnancy and homicide
This story in the Washington Post discusses "the CDC's first national look at pregnancy and homicide." One thing noticeably missing from the article is a description of the typical murderer. When the Washington Post wrote this article, they pointed out that "Many women were slain at home -- in bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens -- usually by men they knew. Husbands. Boyfriends. Lovers."
Does it seem a stretch to presume that these men were largely the fathers of the child in utero? If murder is the leading cause of death of pregnant women, why do women's rights groups oppose tightening the law to protect these women and their children? (as seen in the quote from the National Women's Law Center in this article)
This exposes one of the great lies of the "pro-choice" movement. When you read this article, you see that time and again the woman does not choose to have an abortion. The father of the child does not want the responsibility of fatherhood, and so kills her.
We as a society tell women that there is no child, that it is their body, to do with as they will. We tell men that pregnancy does not have to result in fatherhood, or even child support payments, as a few hundred dollars for an abortion can eliminate all the pesky responsibility.
But everyone knows better. And the lack of support and protection for that child leads to a general disrespect for human life.
Our society's lack of respect for life, coupled with a desire on the part of some men to not be responsible for their children, leads to these deaths.
"It's very hard to connect the dots when you don't even see the dots," said Elaine Alpert, a public health expert at Boston University. "It's only just starting to be recognized that there is a trend or any commonalities between these deaths."
Maybe the desire to have legalized abortion has led to a refusal to see the dots for some organizations, and once the obvious becomes painfully clear, their eyes will be opened.
Too bad it will come too late for these women and their children.