Purpose of Sex
The intended purpose of sex is to allow a man and women to unite emotionally and physically, as husband and wife, with the possibility of forming a new human life and becoming parents.
Sex is intended to be
pleasurable for both the husband and wife.
When sex is used for any other purpose, it can result in... abortion           
U.S. abortions at lowest rate since 1974

The number of abortions in the United States dropped to 1.2 million in 2005, the lowest level since 1974 and down 25 percent from the all-time high of 1.6 million in 1990, according to report issued Thursday by the Guttmacher Institute.

The institute's president, Sharon Camp, noted that despite the decline, more than one in five pregnancies ended in abortion in 2005.

Abortion rates were highest in Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Maryland and California. Rates were lowest in largely rural states: Wyoming, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Dakota, Idaho and Utah.

By region, the Northeast had the highest abortion rate, followed by the West, the South and the Midwest.

Source: AP, Jan. 17, 2008

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see also... purpose of marriage