Alan Manker (1/28, Letters) seems concerned about where to put the 50 million children who were aborted.
These aborted children would have attended schools and universities that closed because of a lack of students. They would have created both the supply and demand for many goods and services, creating many jobs.
These aborted children would have built an even better country, with an even better economy and lifestyle than we enjoy.
These aborted children may have included great scientists and doctors with cures for diseases, great inventors and entrepreneurs to improve our lifestyles and efficiency, great teachers to motivate our students and great statesmen to lead our country and the world.
There is plenty of room. Travel by air, and you will see vast areas with room for expansion.
Don’t worry about the Christian right. It is your selfish, liberal friends who look foolish when trying to act informed and educated, while your true agenda is to find reasons to eliminate the elderly, disabled and retarded using the same feeble argument used to eliminate the unborn.
Paul D. Hokanson
Alan Manker’s argument that abortion is sometimes a “necessary evil” is based on false premises.
First, he claims it is necessary to stem the tide of overcrowding. While it’s true that some pockets of our world are overcrowded, the vast majority of it is quite underpopulated.
Second, he claims there would not be enough jobs. Unemployment in the United States is at or near record lows.
The fact is, those 50 million aborted babies since Roe v. Wade would have gone along way to shoring up our current Social Security crisis, if they had only been given the chance to be taxpayers.