Wednesday, January 26, 2005


While I personally dislike abortion, I would never try to stop a woman from having one. I think abortions are tragic and should be avoided, but I think it's more tragic for a child to be born to a mother that does not want it; a child that will not be loved. Better to die an essentially painless death, to never live in the first place.

Furthermore, society as a whole, fortunately or not, benefits from abortion remaining legal. The women most likely to have abortions also are the women least suited to be mothers. The end result is that fewer undesireables are born and raised where abortion is legal. There's no way to spin this as a bad thing, just a sad fact.

Now, if you look at the date of Roe v. Wade (1973) and compare it to the year abortion was effectively legalized in the UK (1967) you get a good explanation for a substantial chunk of the decrease in crime in both the US and UK this last decade.


Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

This topic brings to mind something P.J. O'Rourke once said:

No one is fond of taking responsibility for his actions, but consider how much you'd have to hate free will to come up with a political platform that advocates killing unborn babies but not convicted murderers. A callous pragmatist might favor abortion and capital punishment. A devout Christian would sanction neither. But it takes years of therapy to arrive at the liberal view.

1/27/2005 10:28 PM  

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