posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 09:16 PM
This question is going to go nowhere. The thread will be a full fledged flame war. Regardless, i would like to state my views on this:
This is not a matter of morality when asked in the context of legality. Whether or not abortion is right or wrong, this is about fiscal
responsibility. The reason for this is you cannot legislate morality. You CAN legislate legality, but keep in mind that if someone really wants to
do something, they will. Getting a back alley abortion is not that hard. And if you know kids like i know kids, a law will mean nothing to them if
they are already having sex.
So, what we have to ask ourselves is: what is going to cost us, the taxpayers, the least amount of money. When you consider treatment for botched
abortions and the cost of surrendered children in a post-abortion atmosphere (including the future cost of crime and lost productivity from the
increase in fosters and orphans (or worse, crack baby's).
I don't think abortion is "right". But i don't want to see it made illegal, either. I think the cost would make it the greater of two evils, and
i don't mean just financial. If it is going to be a taxpayer burden, then a cost/benefit analysis needs to be done with full transparency, and then
a decision made based on what is best for our country, not what is best for one knee jerk emotional response or another.