Your Money Needed For Abortions!
So I'm browsing through the August 18/25, 2008 print copy of The Nation when I stumble across what I suppose constitutes the equivalent of a PSA for something called the Chicago Abortion Fund.
According to The Nation notice this fund "helps poor women pay for abortions".
According to their own "About" page they "fight to overturn economic barriers to reproductive choice".
Do you suppose we could start a similar fund to collect money to try to overturn the barriers to reproductive choice for MEN - namely the draconian child support laws rampant in the Western world?
There's a couple of concerning sections on the Chicago Abortion Fund values page, probably the most concerning of which is: "We support a woman's right to have children. This right is not dependent on income and we recognize the necessity for pre- and post-natal care, health care, economic supports and affordable, high quality child care."
Okay, let's do the math here - not to sound TOO terribly much like my estimable padawan, KenDiesel, but if someone has the right to have children without income, that means that person, pretty much by definition, has the right to MY income.
Not that, vis a vis Michael Moore in his Bowling for Columbine rant that probably just out of respect for our fellow human beings that we shouldn't help out those who are having difficulties, financial and otherwise, with raising their children, but it is an entirely different matter to say that someone has the RIGHT to pick my pocket - particularly through culpable irresponsibility.
Moving on further to the CAF fact page we find that 80% of their clients were African-American.
Well, I suppose they get a healthy stream of donations from the Klan in that event.
Don't get me wrong. I support publicly funded abortions.
We clearly have too many people on this planet already to take care of, and if you think you're not going to do a very good job raising children, you probably won't.
Hell - my parents thought they were ready for it and look what happened to ME.
On the other hand, there is some scary, scary language on this web site.
If Limbaugh is right that this sort of thing may reflect Obama's true opinions, we may be in a fair amount of trouble ...
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