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The forced birth movement claims to be in favor of reducing the number of abortions performed every year, but their actions belie this.
- Their focus has always been on reducing access to abortion services – but this has not been shown to have a significant effect on the number of abortions performed. All it does is make those abortions more dangerous.
- They also often claim to be trying to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies, but their actions always work against this goal.
- They also tend to oppose the idea of gay couples adopting children, thus providing a larger pool of good homes for unwanted children, which might help persuade a prospective mother to bring her fetus to term. (It would likely not make a huge amount of difference, but given some of the extreme measures they are willing to take, one would think they would be interested in any improvement in the situation.)
see also Misnomers/right to life