Repeal the 8th - Poll


#222

Indeed Spain is a ‘post-catholic’ country so we could expect a similar fall out unfortunately:

Spain 2013
Number of registered births: 425390
Number of abortions: 108690

If we allow for 3.5% miscarriage rate post 1st trimester

% of abortions = 108690(1086900+(425390*1.035))
= 19.8%.

So you reckon ‘no chance 10,000’. I’d gladly take you up on your ‘bet’. I’d bet €10000 that your ‘no chance’ figure will be exceeded within 25 years. now how do we arrange this wager??


#223

I wondered why you randomly chose 2013 as a reference year. A quick google shows me that 2013 had the highest % of abortions ever in Spain. There is, of course, more recent data but the rates are lower so no point using them


#224

Seriously selective statistic selection.


#225

Amazing Attempt At Alliteration :slight_smile:


#226

em no there were 116,000 in 2011 for example.

The source I looked at had 2014 as the final year that the data was shown for. For the 10 years leading up to that, the average was 106,000


#227

Bleat


#228

An integer is not a percentage


#229

17.8% in 2015.
Is that enough for you or would you like to see it at a steady 20% before you consider it an uncomfortable statistic?

Would you care if it was 30%? 50%


#230

We cannot predict what the percentage will be. Basing it on what other countries have is not statistically sound.
Would I care? Well I’d have compassion towards the women that had the abortions as it’s usually not an easy decision, and often not an uncomfortable experience, but beyond that I don’t see the foetus as a baby so it wouldn’t worry me.

I think it would be better for us to have a 20% rate than exporting a 15% rate and having a 5% rate of unwanted babies (due to financial, or other, pressure).


#231

EU average is about 20% on a decreasing trend. Peaks out with Romania at 37% and Slovakia with 12% per 1000 live births. But I don’t see how those statistics are important without knowing at what stage the termination occurs at.


#232

The less humans the world produces the better.


#233

you and your liberal agenda!!!:rage::rage::rage:


#234

Hey, That was my fascist agenda.


#235

Stats in other countries are pretty much irrelevant as it depends on so many factors socially that can vary alot depending on the country you are from. I am sure it is not the same being a 16 year old mother in Sweden as it is in Rumania. Even here in Spain , if I was a single female teacher I wouldnt fancy going in to tell the head nun in my school that I am pregnant.


#236

Listening to the Second Captains football pod. Tagged on at the end , they said to people to make sure they were registered to vote in the referendum . Thought it was odd tbh.


#237

Getting young people to vote :ballot_box:


#238

Bad idea. They’re up to no good, those young people. The youth - a dodgy lot.


#239

You mean you’re not???


#240

It was silly old farts who voted in brexit and trump so get the kids registered.


#241

How are they going to vote? You can’t do it with a swipe on your phone! You have to read the ballot paper and then use a pencil! You can’t look at another young person and copy them! :rofl:

I fully agree Tayto. I think the young will vote alright or at least I hope they do.