Normally, I don’t really tackle serious subjects here at Wild Hare, but this is a topic that nags at my mind and confuses me greatly. It is the topic of abortion, but not from the standpoint of whether or not I’m for or against it…what confuses me, is if Roe v. Wade is over turned and abortion is once again illegal in the United States, what do we do the day after? In the roughest sense of things, those that are pro-life argue that by having an abortion a person, namely a woman, is killing a child…life begins at conception. I don’t really want to argue that point, for or against, what I want to know is this…What are we as Americans going to do with the 1.3 million (these stats were found on many sites…I don’t argue the absolute validity or lack of validity of these numbers, they are here to illustrate my point more than anything) children that are born each year, that would have most likely been aborted? Let’s just say that half of those children are kept by their birth parents and those individuals are grateful and overjoyed with their new child and are so glad they didn’t have an abortion. We are now left with 650,000 children. For arguments sake, let’s say half of those children are adopted…we are now at 325, 000 children. What do we do with them? I know some people would argue that all of those children would be with their birth parents, but given the statistics of babies left in dumpsters and babies left to die (and abortion is still legal), I don’t think that’s a realistic option. Are we as Americans prepared to augment the foster care system to pay for an additional 325,000 children each year? What measures have been taken for the day after? Are orphanages in the works to be built and running? And what of those children with serious medical challenges? What of their educations? What sort of life are we bringing them into? My queries aren’t an argument saying that it’s better to have an abortion than bring a child into a wretched existence, I just really want to know what would happen to the children. A right to life is an amazing gift, but what about quality of life? I’ve written to many people who argue for and against this issue and am repeatedly told that I’m not looking at the real issue, this is about God’s plans or a woman’s right to choose…from what I can tell, it’s about children. And the day after isn’t given much thought.
Life favors the prepared