- Nov 21, 2009
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It does not matter if they are destitute, they are people who don’t want a baby. These people aren’t chugging pregnancy vitamins, they are more likely to take drugs, drink alcohol, or smoke while pregnant. Assuming that the procedure just doesn’t go underground, you are forcing women who want to terminate a pregnancy to have a child. Probably not great candidates for parenthood.You're presuming most of the women who abort babies are destitute and I'm not sure that's accurate, is there any research on this?
It would have huge social ramifications for sure, and since Roe has lead to a bunch of negative social changes, I have to think that it's repeal would lead to positive ones.
This magic wand of reversing Roe is folly if the hearts and minds are not changed as well.
Smoking and drunk driving have been incredibly reduced in my lifetime by a mixture of policies, none of them including banning tobacco or alcohol. The greatest of these has been societal pressure. It just isn’t acceptable to drive drunk anymore, and smoking is something I almost never encounter anymore.
Abortion needs a campaign that is similar, appeals to basic morality, and is secular. You don’t drive drunk because you may hurt somebody, there is no religious argument there. Abortion politics get lost in the weeds because the various denominations are easy to reject in an increasingly secular society. I’m not sure how to make that case, but I believe that is what it will take. Certainly better than finger wagging and having it get all caught up in sexual guilt.
Resources are going to be needed to place children in homes where they will be cared for and loved. The current structure for foster children is bursting at the seams as it is. For all the people who want every baby rescued, too few are willing to step up to raise the ones we have with us now while the parents sort themselves out.