Big Pimpin wrote:The main thing that gets me is just our general apathy towards abortion in general. You'd think in a country where 24/100 conceptions are aborted (~3500 per day and 1.3M per year), it would be more of an issue.
I also understand that many of these kids would have gone into homes where they're not wanted, but I'd much prefer them to be given up for adoption and have them go to families that very much want them.
I was going to type a big old long thing about this, but suffice it to say that there are not enough homes to care for that many kids each year.
I agree that not all of them would be adopted, but a portion certainly would. I think there are a ton of people who'd love to adopt an American baby if given the chance.
Madison wrote:The apathy isn't surprising at all. I hear about an abortion and I think of two stupid idiots that screwed up but fixed the problem, rather than burden the world with a child they don't care about or want. I'd rather hear about that, and rather see them get the abortion, instead of reading yet another article about a kid who was locked in the closet for 5 years with little food or water, and then having the government shell out the taxpayer money to raise that kid. How many of those 1.3 million each year would wind up in a situation similar to that? Half? That's a ton of taxpayer money wasted, when all it took was for the idiots to fix their mistake.
I think some kids would get put in bad situations, but many wouldn't. I'd also rather pay out some more tax dollars and see it go to raise kids than see them aborted. But in BP land, when everything from education to transportation to retirement is privately as opposed to publicly funded, we could all afford to pay a little more in taxes.
I also have a hard time accepting any life being a "mistake" whether planned or not.
Madison wrote:Also, if you want abortions to stop completely, then I'd suggest teaching responsible sex to the country first, but good luck with that, as it's going the exact opposite route.
I absolutely agree.