God bless anyone who encourages women to keep their children !
However, legislation does not in fact reduce the number of abortions. Simply look a the statistic I posted and you will notice that in countries which have outlawed abortions, the women simply seek illegal abortions and the total number are about the same when compared with similar countries. If women can't get them legally, then they get them illegally.
What J.F. posts is simply not true. Laws affect behavior. If you apply what he writes to any other topic (drunk driving, regular murder, thievery) then you must also say that all laws that restrict an activity thought to be immoral are worthless. it is true that laws will not stop every abortion or end every other type of crime. The evidence is clear that they greatly reduce what is restricted - including the murder of innocent children by abortion. J.F. just needs to look at the incredible sums of money spent by the pro-death forces to prevent any restrictions on abortion to see that laws do matter. They fear any restrictions on abortion since they know it will reduce abortions and reduce their income.
But J.F. appears to support the current legislation before Congress, which will ration and deny quality heath care to many Americans. Clearly his support for care for all is something he really does not support. I can again ask him to answer questions put to him. But he cannot for he knows he is spreading things that are false.
No poor person in America is denied health care - that's what Medicaid is for. The often touted 40 million without health care is broken down into roughly 3 or 4 groups (with some overlapping): the young who choose not to buy health insurance through their employers, those who make over $75,000 and choose not to purchase health insurance, illegal aliens and those between jobs who lost health care coverage. Most of this last group (under 10 million) are without health insurance for 6-8 months or less (until they get a new job).
We don't need socialized medicine that harms people. Socialism always destroys. Always. Canadian and U.K. (and elsewhere) health care are bankrupt and rationing gets worse every year (something J.F. wants for us!). Health care in America does need reform. Start with tort reform (but Congress if full of politician lawyers who make a killing on chasing ambulances so it is difficult). Then get the government out of the health care business entirely. Since we already guarantee health care to both seniors and the poor move them from having the government running Medicare (feds) / Medicaid (states) to simply providing a combination of tax deductions and subsidies for people to buy individual plans on the open market. Eventually consumer choice would follow for those who obtain their health care from their employer (i.e., people should purchase individual plans that offer portability rather then expect it from their employer).
We need to thank J.F. for posting. His posts are so obviously false they are incredibly easy to debunk. I have had a few thank you PMs telling me that people are calling their congressmen and senators to tell the them to reject socialized health care.