posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 07:54 PM
Considering in some of these third world countries, the children if they were born would be born into abject poverty, to parents who couldn't afford
to feed the children they have..let alone any more.. Or born into families only to see their parents die of Aids a few years later, the kids
themselves having the disease..I see no problem with Obama lifting the ban. As long as the amount of money stays the same, then I'm all for it.
Agreed, the examples I gave are extreme, but sadly # like this happens in the world. If the women are educated about all the options, then if they
choose to have an abortion it's on their own consciences, in my opinion. At least they'll be given all the options, instead of the only choice beng
to raise the child, no matter how much they might not want another one. Also, if you think that in a fair few poor countries, orphanages are
overstretched to bursting anyway, what with the thousands dying of Aids, cholera, malaria, etc, and leaving families. More children in them isn't
going to be a good thing.
Still, as I've said in other threads, the money should be spent mainly on making the men in these damn poor countries use condoms, so abortions
wouldn't be needed in the first place. But, sadly when you're got years of culture, and in some places the whole Catholic anti-condom doctrine,
it's a hard habit to break. Hell, if in the westen, "civilised" world you can't get people to take responsibility and use protection, what hope is
there to get anyone else to?
May have gone off on a tangent in the last bit of this post, my apologies. I just have strong opinions on certain things.