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Wednesday, November 23, 2005



Poor, drug addicted, women with unplanned or "accidental" pregnancies do not deserve financial help to have abortions. They should have known better than to have sex for these reasons:

1. There is the chance of getting pregnant.
2. Having children while you are destitute and/or addicted to drugs, and therefore unable to support children, is a stupid thing.

Elaine has it exactly wrong -- I have thought about it, and I really don't want my tax dollars funding abortion. Neither do I want to fund women who can't afford children (who "somehow" have children anyway). Instead I want my tax money to fund sex and morality education (i.e. "don't let guys put their dicks inside you when you're drunk" education).


I will never understand the mentality that "I don't want my tax dollars to go towards funding abortion" because if these people really thought about it wouldn't they prefer a couple of hundred tax payer dollars to to fund an abortion rather than the thousands upon thousands of tax payer dollars it would cost to help raise a baby born to a woman who can not afford to support herself let alone her and the baby?


People are squeamish. They're willing to let the people who are comfortable with abortion deal with abortion, but they don't want to get so close to it as to cough up the cash.


When I was 21, on welfare, doing too many drugs, and found myself pregnant with triplets after I was told that my getting pregnant was unlikely due to a polycystic condition, I was able to get the help I needed, because where I live in Canada, I had good, free access to services. At 32, gainfully employed and off the drugs, I cannot imagine what would have happened had receiving help been financially prohibitive. Funding abortions is a tough sell, and that is why sites like this are so important.

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