Friday, April 17, 2015

Same-sex marriage causes more abortions

Gene Schaerr
Fuck! Just when you think that you've heard it all, these people come up with another insane reason to object to the legalization of same-sex marriage. This from our friend Gene Schaerr, the uber-Mormon lawyer and it is via the Heritage Foundation's blog:
Forcing States to Recognize Gay Marriage Could Increase Number of Abortions

On the surface, abortion and same-sex marriage may seem unrelated. However, as explained in an amicus brief of 100 scholars of marriage, filed in the pending Supreme Court marriage cases and summarized here, the two are closely linked in a short and simple causal chain that the Supreme Court would be wise not to set in motion.

Even in the short time that same-sex marriage has been officially recognized in some states at home and abroad, man-woman marriage rates have declined.

In a nutshell: A reduction in the opposite-sex marriage rate means an increase in the percentage of women who are unmarried and who, according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women. And based on past experience, institutionalizing same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates.
This, of course, is based on the mythology that a few gays getting hitched (rather than things like the economy) has led to a decline in the number of people getting married. Correlation v. causation.  One day Gene will be embarrassed that he did this but meanwhile the shit follows the bat tail.

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