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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Abortion and its Problems...

In a previous piece that I posted here, I discussed abortion as a means to get the perfect baby and also as a means to preserve the social life that will no doubt be taken away by carrying the child to term. For this, I have been hit with disagreement, though I will not name names. But within this disagreement, there is another reason for abortion: economics. Some just don't want to have to face the economic hardship of having a child.

I know that it is a hard decission to make, the termination of a human life, but why is it such an easy conclusion to come to? I mean, if it is as hard a decission to make, then why is it always the first reaction from those who are taken by surprise when pregnancy happens? Are we, as a species, that afraid of the unknown that we will be so quick to extinguish innocent life in a continuation of our own personal goals and wants? I cannot say that what some one does in this regard is wrong, but I cannot bring myself to say that it is the right thing to do either.

Having a child is tough both emotionally and economically, there can be no doubt behind this. But who is to say that having the child relegates the parents to a life of poverty and welfare? And why is such a serious decission given away to economics when other choices and actions that we take also have their economic effects? We seem to have a harder time supporting the downsizing of the Federal Government via lower taxes and less regulations than we do deciding to kill another human in the form of abortion. How is it that a politician who supports the elimination of the Death Tax--taxing of inheritance--is looked at with scorn yet some one who would decide to abort a child because of economic reasons is looked at with sympathy? It would seem to me that the one advocating the repeal of the tax would be on better standing than the person who cannot risk the economic effects of having a child.