So what would we do with all these babes
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|Tue, 06-17-2003 - 12:47pm|
But, as I have grown, I have started to wonder what really is the right thing.
I've spent the last couple days researching. The numbers I have found are anywhere from 800,000 to 1.4 million abortions are preformed in the US every year. (Soooo many sites varied on their numbers, but most did stay between 1.1 and 1.4 million, I only saw 800,00 on one site.) So let's take a mid number of 1.1 million. I have read anywhere from 80-90% of those are for non-medical reasons. So let's stick with the lower 80%. So that's approximately 880,000 abortions preformed every year for unwanted pregnancies.
880,000? What if every single one of those women went full term instead of having an abortion and they all used the adoption route? What in the world would the US do with 880,000 extra babies each and every year? Yes, a lot would be adopted especially in the first years of going through the long adoption lists, but what then? After 10 years we would have an extra 8.8 million people in the US than we wouldn't have had if the women wouldn't have carried full term. And how many of those would actually get adopted? If even 90% got adopted (which after a few years would be an pretty high number) that's still roughly 88,000 unwanted children every year! What in the world would we do with all those children? Make then sit in foster care? Orphanages? (Do they even have those in the US anymore? Actually just curious on that one! LOL!!) Yes, they would be alive, but look at this economically........where would the money come from to support these children? How would the US deal with an extra 800,000 people in the US a year?
As far as if I am still PL, I guess I am. I would never abort a child, I would never tell someone to abort a child. I do believe that every unborn child should be given a chance at life. but in a perfect world, no one would have sex unless they were trying to have a baby. Or the male reproductive glands would have a switch to turn off those little swimmers when they weren't trying to conceive. I want to see abortions stopped, but I just can't fathom the impact that would have on the US population and economy.
I'm sure I don't have to ask this, but any comments?
PS, BTW, thought I would intro myself.....I saw in a thread you have all had a problem with an influx of newbies who flame the board and run. I'm Amie, 25 married to Mike who's 27, we have 2 children, ages 4 1/2 and 2 1/2. We are in Ohio. I have been on Parent soup for roughly 4 years, was a cl for 2 1/2 years, one place I cl'd was a debate board, so I do kinda know the newbie problem debate boards can have.