Er, wait. Are you describing conception as theoretical?
No, I was referring to the scenario you yourself described.
All I am saying is that with such a charged issue, wouldn't prevention be a more optimal policy direction?
As others have said, it's the first option available, with abortion available for those who fail to make use of it.
We've taken the preventative route in almost every other health area and yet sexual reproduction is a no go zone.
If we're discussing the proliferation of STDs with certain unsafe and over-the-top promiscious practices, I would agree with you, but beyond agreeing that contraceptives are a useful first line of defense, what exactly are we aiming at preventing? Abortion is the ultimate prevention for the individual family along with the state from an undesirable burden.
Smokers are demonized to buggery in the name of preventative health, but a woman can happily abort a fetus at her convenience...
If it helps the woman in question which in turn will aid society, I see nothing wrong with this.
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