When I had my two abortions, I was using contraception when I conceived. I was on the Ortho Evra patch the first time and on the Depo Provera shot the second time. I changed my patch when I was supposed to and was never late for a shot. However, I had two unplanned pregnancies.
The Guttmacher Institute shows that 54% of women having abortions were using contraception at the time they got pregnant. Another Guttmacher publication states that a woman using contraception that has a 1% failure rate over a 10 year period has a 70% chance of experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.
So, who's failing? Is it the woman or the contraception? I think it's our society who is failing. We have somehow separated the sexual act from pregnancy. Which may seem laughable when you first hear that, but I'm afraid it is gravely true.
Society can only respect human life to the extent that it respects the act that creates human life. When we disregard these things as sacred, then all life that is potentially inconvenient must go.
Contraception is not the solution to abortion.
Abortion is the solution to (failed) contraception.
When you let go of the contraception, and all the assumptions that go with it, and you learn to embrace human life, that's when you will reduce the abortion rate.