Pro-choice issues and economy directly related |

Pro-choice issues and economy directly related

Yes, the rhetoric is very nice. It would make anyone feel good. Save the fetuses! Pro-life! Who doesn’t want to save a fetus? Even if the Pro-life effort were to be successful, you cannot legislate abortions away. You can criminalize them and deny that it is still happening. You can stop tracking it and yell out that you have saved fetuses. But that pesky thing called reality still exists. The reality is, that to save a fetus you must raise the level of the woman who carries the fetus. Abortion levels are directly related to poverty levels. In the 1990s, there was a dramatic decrease in abortions. Why? The reason is because Pro-choice President Clinton raised people out of poverty with social programs, saving fetuses in the process.

Economic policy and abortion are directly related. They form one moral imperative. When we make available health care and affordable insurance for all, along with quality jobs with a living wage, then we can expect abortion rates to drop. What I would like to see is a movement of Pro-life in action and deed, not merely in rhetoric and slogans. If you are interested in electing a president who will do something about creating quality jobs, making available affordable health insurance, and providing real support for mothers, the choice is clear. Vote Obama.

Gail Brooks

Grand Lake

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