posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 12:35 PM
reply to post by butcherguy
Exactly. Very clever. You have to give them that. You know, if this much energy and funding and fighting was focused (or refocused) into the areas
that could really make a difference in our abortion problem, and there's clearly a problem with the number we have in this country, aimed at the root
causes, we'd all be so much better off. Clearly this is an issue that cannot and will not be legislated away—not at the federal level and not at
the state level. So why not attack the real problem with real solutions, no matter how that might "offend" your own morals or sensibilities?
For example, it's so ignorant for people to be running around saying Planned Parenthood "promotes" or "encourages" abortions, when they are clearly so
very focused on education and prevention of both pregnancy and disease for those who really can't get it elsewhere.
Why not encourage and even fund the efforts, but along with that assign quantifiable metrics to the issue and then base future funding on performance
instead of throwing the good out with the bad? Closing PP and even some of these clinics down will only exacerbate or hide the problem and increase
costs in other areas. There seems to be no way for these two warring factions to compromise or even have a real dialog with real communication. Both
sides seem to have dug their heels in and are continuing this practice of using illogical methods to attack the real issue—get those numbers
edit on 2/25/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)