Boston Walk For Choice

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Jul 1

A whole bunch of men telling women what they should do about unwanted babies that they helped create and are not willing to help raise. Questions to the self-righteous among us: If you want to ban abortions, are you going to pay 100 percent of the health care costs for the pregnant woman? Are you going to pay the hospital delivery costs, including $100,000 complications, for young women who may have no medical insurance? Are you going to pay the funeral costs for the women who die in childbirth? Yeah, it does happen, even in America. Are you going to support her other children if she dies? Are you really going to track down the father, and make him help pay for the kid he helped create? Really? We do such a good job now of collecting from deadbeat dads — and those men were involved in consensual sex acts. These goofy Ohio laws would deny abortions even in cases of rape and incest. Many rapists never get caught, much less convicted. How will the rape victim and the child forced upon her be supported? Will the self-righteous pay? Meanwhile, it is proven fact that incest leads to serious health problems for the children born from it. Are you going to guarantee health coverage for those children as they live out lives of misery and (some) die young of horrible conditions? No. You simply want to say. Well, don’t have a baby if you cannot support it yourself. Wouldn’t it be nice if things were that simple? But it never has been. And it never will be.

- “thelastmoderate,” commentator cincinnati.com (via brittanyschray)