afcjets wrote:Virtual737 wrote:A question for those that are both against abortion and against universal healthcare. Why does your concern for human life drop significantly at the moment of birth? Is it because the actual cost to you is close to zero for the former but might actually hit you in the pocket for the latter?
Yes, that's definitely part of the reason. But I can only speak for myself. However I'm against most healthcare as I feel the largest sector of healthcare by far, the pharmaceutical industry, is a racket but there are definitely exceptions. I am interested in shrinking the healthcare industry, not expanding it, but for everyone.
Thank you for your honesty.
EA CO AS wrote:Virtual737 wrote:A question for those that are both against abortion and against universal healthcare. Why does your concern for human life drop significantly at the moment of birth?
I'd suggest it's because we believe in personal accountability and responsibility. As the data I posted previously showed, the vast majority of abortions are elective in nature, with very few due to rape, incest, fetal anomaly, or to protect the life of the mother.
So abortion is used mainly as a convenience tool, or to avoid the inconvenience of being accountable for personal choices.
For the record, I'm pro-choice, but also believe it should only be for those rare instances I'd mentioned previously.
Interesting. Would you say that being tried for murder is a reasonable punishment for the female if she took the decision to abort? Should a female of say 14 years be subjected to being forced into parenthood for making a spur of the moment mistake, one that will have significant impact on her ongoing education plus the lifelong commitment of parenthood? The physical changes of bearing a child only affect one gender. Should men have more clout (as those in the position to make these rulings are predominantly male) than women?