From the Journal of Medical Ethics:
[A] condom user ... can count on one embryonic death for each unintended pregnancy. A rhythm method user, however, should count on two to three embryonic deaths for each unintended pregnancy. Assuming a success rate of 95% for condom usage, we can count on an expectation of .5 pregnancies in 10 years. Hence, the expectation of embryonic death is .5 per ten years for a condom user, which is substantially lower than the expectation of two to three embryonic deaths per ten years on the rhythm method. Even a policy of practising condom usage and having an abortion in case of failure would cause less embryonic deaths than the rhythm method.Technorati Tags: pregnancy, journal of medical ethics
I suspect the concerns of religious leaders is regarding embryonic homicide rather than embryonic suicide.
The ethicists are playing "gotcha" by counting any intrauterine demise.
There are 3 kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies and statistics.
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