Barak Obama and John Edwards have recently announced that their universal health plans would include coverage for elective abortions. So, if these guys have their way, the US gov’t will be using our tax dollars to fund the irresponsible behavior of scores of women and the subsequent termination of their pregnancies. So much for the notion of safe, legal and rare.
I’ve left no doubt what I think about Edwards. He is not to be trusted and I think he would absolutely wreck the Presidency. But, I’ve actually held a fair amount of respect for Barak Obama. I’ve said before that I think he is a good and honest man, although I agree with very few of his political views. This recent news tarnishes that image.
Regardless of religious or political views, it’s hard for anyone to argue that abortion is a good thing. It’s hard for us to make the statement that more abortions are what this country needs. Some want it outlawed completely, some want it legal but restricted, some want safe, legal and rare. But will any of this happen if abortion is suddenly free of charge? Of course not. For many women, the limiting factor in their decision to abort a baby is cost. Take away that factor and, naturally, it will result in more abortions, which no one can argue will be a good thing.
On a personal note, I don’t think it’s my responsibility as a taxpayer to fund the irresponsible sexual behavior of women. If someone does not want to be pregnant there are many other options, the most effective of which would be not to have sex with someone you wouldn’t want fathering your child. Pregnancy is not something you catch like malaria. There is some effort required. If you want to make bad choices in life, then fine, just don’t ask nor expect me to fund them.