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January 22, 2013

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Excellent analogy Amy. Thanks!

When pro-aborts say "you don't care about babies once they're born", they're equivocating on the meaning of the word "care". To them, we do care about unborn babies because we oppose the killing of those babies. But to care about babies after birth, we have to support unspecified government programs. The meaning of "care" changes from "opposing killing" to "government programs".

I'm shaking my head at the last part of the story. It's amazing that people think that way.

It's a serious question to consider: Can government programs reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies? Can government programs help mothers care better for their children? We should weigh the costs and benefits carefully.

Outlawing abortion might also be a kind of government program. Law enforcement costs a lot of money. So it's not a question of having or not having a government program. It's a question of which government program is better.

John,
Not sure I understand your question, but here is a parallel. Can government programs reduce the number of murders? Can govt. programs help people care for one another more to prevent murders?

Outlawing murder may be a kind of govt. program. Enforcement will cost a lot of money. We have to weigh which program is better.

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