Publicly-Funded Abortions


The President, as well as others, have gone out of their way to reassure the Right that, no, we won’t be having publicly funded abortions regardless of what else might end up being in the health care bills. This no doubt comes as a great relief to them.

I say, though, that we should have publicly funded abortions. In fact, if we have nothing else, we should have that. Why? Well, first it’s a legal medical procedure. Even if you don’t personally like it, it’s legal. Suck it up and deal.

Second, people who can’t afford to actually pay for an abortion almost certainly can’t afford to raise kids. Why force them to?

Last, there are people who say, “I don’t want my tax dollars going to something I don’t believe in!” Well, tough. Your tax dollars almost certainly already do. My tax dollars go to funding a war in Iraq that I’m against and one in Afghanistan that I’m not crazy about. We don’t get to pick and choose what our tax money is spent on.

That’s all I have to say about this, surprisingly. Not too much, but there you are. 🙂

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4 Responses to “Publicly-Funded Abortions”

  1. PiedType Says:

    Yes, and our tax dollars also go to supporting “faith-based initiatives.” Can’t tell you how much that bugs me.

  2. Chris Says:

    Oh, yes, that’s terribly irritating.

  3. Brad Says:

    >> Second, people who can’t afford to actually pay for an abortion almost certainly can’t afford to raise kids. Why force them to?

    No one is expecting them to “raise” the kids… only to not “kill” the kids. Ever hear of adoption?

  4. Chris Says:

    Sure, adoption is a decent option for those women who want to carry the child to term (a risky process), and give birth (an even riskier process). But even then, there aren’t enough people who want to adopt kids. Unless the kid is a newborn, white, male baby, it’s going to have a tough time getting adopted, especially if there are any disabilities. Not every child is wanted, despite what the anti-choice movement wants to say.


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