mgb519 wrote:See, my issue with abortion lies not with the idea of giving the woman a say in the matter, but in the fact that it is also applicable to people who had sex of their own volition without bothering to use any form of birth control and are too selfish to hold any responsibility. I think we should tax the people who had a child out of their own stupidity, and beyond that it's everyone's own choice.
Let's start with your parents hurr hurr hurr
As soon as you can figure out a way to do this that doesn't sound like "I'm sorry Ms. Roe, you don't have enough evidence to prove he held a gun to your head and snuggled you brutally, so we're restraining you for the next nine months in the interest of the child," you go ahead and do that. Abortions aren't cheap in any case, so the tax wouldn't work as any kind of disincentive.
Keldoclock wrote:I think that it's entirely the mother's right to choose, and that what goes on in a stranger's womb is none of our business.
I think it doesn't matter whether it's anybody's "right" to choose, but if somebody has to make the choice, I'll put that responsibility in the hands of the mother before I put it in the hands of Rick Santorum or any other selfish people who don't give a crap about the life of either the mother or the child after it's born.