Thursday, November 15, 2007


Looking at the persistence of debate in the USA on abortion, I thought about a few possibilities.
Suppose abortion was banned on the basis that unless medically necessary, the termination of a human life was murder; I thought, suppose the penalty for abortion was - wait for it - nine months in prison.
Then I thought, since abortion is banned, let pregnant people plead hardship.
Give them the opportunity to be supported by the state for nine months, on the basis that they want nothing to do with the baby, and will never have anything to do with the baby, and that their jobs are held legally open for them when they return, like war veterans.
Would rationalise a difficult situation.
The kids would be put up for adoption.
Works for Catholics.

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