posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 01:41 PM
Back in 1991, I had a temporary job working for the Mormons, who were going to every city hall, mortuary and cemetery in the US and putting every
single birth, death and marriage record on microfilm. I worked for them at a mortuary which had been in business since 1890. My job was to pull out
all the old records and flatten them out for them to microfilm the records faster.
Because it was slower for them than for me, I had plenty of time to read these old records. There was an amazing amount of young girls who died of
septicemia (blood poisoning from massive infection), due to back-alley abortions, and even trying to abort the fetus by using a coat hanger on
themselves. They ranged in age from 15 to 35. War years (especially world wars 1 and 2) saw a huge increase in these tragic deaths.
Now, these were only the ones who died from the attempt at abortion. No telling how many did it and didn't die from it.
I guess my point is, the urge to procreate overtakes people (women too, men aren't the only ones), and people being what they are, they always hope
they'll get away with it and nothing will happen. How many marriages occurred because Susie got pregnant and Johnny had to "make an honest woman of
her"? Remember shot-gun weddings? The only difference between then and now is, there is no longer a stigma attached to having a baby out of
wedlock. No more shame. No more forced weddings. No more thinking that premarital sex will doom one to hell.
I think people have been the same all along, it is only the social mores that have changed.