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February 02, 2007

Life worth protecting

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
Odessa

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.

Shannon Glasford
Liberty

Comments

NavyMan

I do not want to take sides on the abortion issue. But I agree with T. Hanson about the argument: "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."

These children might have been scientists who believed in Evolution and performed embrionic stem-cell research. They might have been inventors of biological WMDs. They might have been great teachers like David Koresh, or great statesman like George W. Bush.

To argue that all would have been contributors and not detrimental to society is sophomoric. There are no statistics of the socio-economic situation of the women.

Statistically speaking, children born in poverty are unlikely to ever rise out of poverty. They are unlikely to receive good educations or opportunities.

It is always easiest to believe the pollyanna-ish fantasy that all will be well and everyone is happy ever after, but reality is quite different.

Kate

T Hanson, given the number of abortions performed over the past 3 decades, I have a feeling you know more than one woman who has had one. I grew up in a town much smaller than Kansas City, and before I was 20, three of my friends had abortions. We’ve all lost touch, so I don’t know if any have come to regret their decision. I know that I have come to regret the part I played – agreeing with them that it wasn’t really a baby, and it wasn’t really killing – rationalizing away what we knew in our hearts to be lies. I told them where to go, and even drove one friend to the clinic in another town. In the end I have to live with the fact that three lives ended, and, other than a half-hearted “are you sure this is what you want to do,” I did nothing to save them. So I guess, like your friend, that’s between me and my God.

T. Hanson

No.. I have always thought abortion was wrong (unless certain circumstances are warranted).
I was just saying if you decide to use the argument that a person could have been the next scientist that cures cancer, then you should be ready for a rebuttal of that person could have been a serial killer as well.
Now on my anti-abortion footnote:
We will never know because killing that person in the womb makes the argument mute.
I did know a lady that did have an abortion when she was 17. She regreted it for the rest of her life, but that is between her and her God. Not between me and her or me and her doctor.

Ray Seay

The only issue is whether these entities are human with human rights.

kcstar_is_one_sided

T. Hanson -

So are you saying it was a good thing to do? Poor argument.

CRD

I like Al Bundy.

T. Hanson

"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."

On the flip side one could have been another Hitler, Daughmer, Bundy or a child rapest.

JUNGLEJACK

Great letters!

 
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