Letter to the editor: Don’t like abortion? Try funding birth control
Letter-writer John Ventre (“Liberals & abortion”) says politicians “don’t see the bigger picture” because they allow fetuses to be aborted while we are losing population. George Wandell (“Logical, truthful sex-ed lesson”) seems to feel similarly. But the really big picture is that this earth simply cannot sustain so many people.
I would challenge these men to show me any world problem that cannot ultimately be attributed to too many people, driving too many cars, heating ever bigger houses, burning more coal. Worse, we burn our candle at both ends by cutting more and more trees, nature’s greenhouse gas absorbers.
Climate change is not a Chinese hoax. Fake news, folks. If we don’t do something fast to control our population, nature will do it for us — by starvation, disease, and the inevitable wars over the remaining resources and land. Modern weapons are pretty scary, and would wipe us all out, fetuses and all.
It’s curious to me that so many pro-life people also object to birth control, the best agent against abortion. If these people were serious about wanting to reduce abortions, they would advocate government-funded birth control. That woman with 10 kids rarely wants another, but can’t afford the ongoing up-front costs of birth control, so she goes ahead with the next one, who will probably have 10 more kids. All on the public dole. Clearly, government-funded birth control is in the public interest.
Nobody likes abortions, but people, let’s be careful what we wish for.