Re: And fewer PP's mean less reproductive health services, counseling, and prenatal care - especially helpful to the poo

Date:2019-03-13 20:39:02
In Reply To:Re: And fewer PP's mean less reproductive health services, counseling, and prenatal care - especially helpful to the poo by Joe-×
That's being done now. I disagree with the idea that any person should be compelled to violate their moral beliefs regarding birth control by providing or paying for it, but I understand that view is a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction of people. I don't see anything wrong with the government providing universal birth control. The reality is that it already does.
Perhaps the question should be: Should we allow schools to provide education on birth control alternatives (other than abstinence)? The interwebs provide these statistics:

"Overall, in 2011–2013, 43% of adolescent females and 57% of adolescent males did not receive information about birth control before they had sex for the first time"

We're a long way before effective birth control information becomes mainstream in schools

The current rate of poverty hovers steadily around 14%. Which is just about the same rate as the number of kids in public education receiving special education. It's not nice to say out loud but when poor people have children, generally and statistically speaking, they are just creating more poor people. If someone were to suggest that the best way to eliminate poverty is to exterminate the poor people, that would sound savage and barbaric. Abortion is just doing the same thing by other means, but otherwise intelligent people have deluded themselves against perceiving their own barbarity in holding a pro-abortion position.
What would happen to these parents that can't afford having any kids? Should government put them all and their kids on welfare? That's already being done, but why then do we have antiabortion conservative loons against these social programs? Kill the kid: Boo hooo murderers! / Have the kid and get footstamps: You freeloader lazy scum!

1 in 7 people lives in poverty and the other 6 mostly don't care. Few take any proactive measures on their own to do anything about it. They pay their taxes and write off the poor as a problem for the government to fix. And it's largely unfixable. It's the consequence of some people having the bad luck of having been born with below average intelligence, mentally ill, or biochemically prone to abuse harmful substances. Most of the other 6 are too busy congratulating themselves for studying hard in school, "snapping out of" life's troubles, and exercising fabulous self-control over the use of substances to recognize that the universe or whatever just dealt that 14% a crap hand.
Can't really argue with this. Thanks for your insight, Joe, I may not agree 100% but there's definitely food for thought on your points.

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