Gay Marriage and 900,000 Abortions


© Deafilosophy / Chris Hanna

There has been a story of unadulterated, bigoted, piffle circulating the interwebs this week discussing the supposed massive influx of abortions that would result from the legalization of gay marriage.  While laughable and astoundingly picturesque of the state of confirmation bias within many conservative religious sects, this sparked an age old comment in my mind, one that I thought would be an enlightening statistical analysis to the perfection of a perfect God’s perfect creation.

 

While the logical paradox that is a “gay marriage abortion” may make you cringe with astonishment I feel it should be plainly elaborated here.  There is absolutely no way that two gay people can reproduce using any natural or state of the art scientific methods without the introduction of the biological material from an outside third party.  With this stated, there is simply no possible way for gay marriage legalization to result in even one more abortion than what would happen under the current legal parameters outlined in the United States judicial system.

 

The only area where this non correlation can be conceived, heh, is in a slippery slope of morality where gay marriage opens a gate of immorality devouring our nation and ultimately the world.  Funny thing is, this is a similar argument to what was used to prevent the slaves from gaining their freedom, women from voting,  African Americans from voting, and all of the progresses of the civil rights movements.  Its getting repetitive is it not?

Anyways, back to the statistics.  Lets say, barring any nausea as a result, that legalizing gay marriage would end in the reported 900,000 abortions.  Sorry for the numbers from here on out, but here we go:

World Population (WP)= 7.125 Billion
Estimated Birth Rate per 1000 People This Year  (BR)= 19.15

Average Natural Pregnancy Miscarriage = 10-20%

 

Number of People Estimated to be Born This Year:

[(WP) / 1000 people] x (BR) = # Successful Births

(7,125,000,000 / 1000) x 19.15 = 136,444,000 Successful Births for 2015

 

Total Number of Pregnancies (P):

(P) – (P x 10%) = 136,444,000 Successful Births

(P) = 136,444,000 /(1-.1) = 151,604,444 Total Pregnancies for 2015

 

Number of Miscarriages Based on the Number of People Born This Year for the Percent Range of Miscarriages:
10% Miscarriage Rate: P x 10% = 151,604,444 x .1 = 15,160,444.4 Miscarriages

20% Miscarriage Rate: P x 20% = 151,604,444 x .2 = 30,320,888.8 Miscarriages

 

Thus the number of NATURAL “God given” miscarriages is approximately 15 – 30 million a year.

 

Even if the ridiculous prediction of 900,000 abortions occurring because of gay marriage were true, God should have to account for his massive and egregious destruction of life through his grace, design, and will. Shouldn’t he?

 

In the end this turns into an argument about design, the problem of evil, and ultimately pushes God further and further from the personal god of the bible to a first mover deistic persona existing beyond the known limits of the universe. Some say it is unfalsifiable, some say we just need more time to learn what is beyond the universe, but I will say that those numbers do not lie.  In the end this is not a post about conclusions or proving anything. I just wished to show you some of the natural numbers and you can interpret those any way you want.  Just know that if you say God works in mysterious ways, its going to get nasty in here.

 

See More from Deafilosophy HERE

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Gay Marriage and 900,000 Abortions

  1. Reblogged this on R.E and commented:
    A post that was recognised globally today containing stats that cannot be ignored. A great blogger for the atheist movement with a point that needs acknowledgement.

  2. Love it! I really wonder how abortion and gay marriage could be related… I actually think that if a gay couple chooses to become parents they will for sure not have an abortion, third party included… The argument about gay marriage and abortion being related is another moment for me to shake my head in absolute disbelieve about the very weird things people come up with. It might take me a while to stop shaking my head…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s