Wednesday, June 3, 2009
1. This society is in denial: the fact is that a lot of people do not want to have children and do not like children. The women in these couples get pregnant anyways. It is awful, but it is a fact of life. You prevent abortion, the kid will suffer. Proof? (a) Despite the wonderful efforts and pressures from the anti-abortionists groups, there is a million of neglected and abused children in this country every year. If God prefers one million long-suffering victims to abortion, it is a bizarre God. (b) Every day three children are killed, a good proportion by their own parents.(c) Being pregnant is a major cause of the murder of women committed by their partner.
2. I do not understand why one would kill a doctor to defend life. The reasoning is flaky. Why not start with killing all the guys who abandon their pregnant girlfriend, and all the people who practice incest, and all the guys guilty of rape (about 200,000 a year). Then maybe the anti-abortionists could consider killing all the parents who do not pay child support. I bet we would have less abortions then.
3 The whole debate rakes of hypocrisy: we call pro-choice people who quite often think that they have no choice, and pro-life people who often do not care about the life of children, as long as they are born.
Just in case you wonder about me, I was at the opposite of the problem: found it hard to get pregnant. I would be a happy octoplet mom nowadays, if I had had the hormones for it, the money for it, and the partner for it. But I fell short on these three conditions.