This morning I was listening to 580 CFRA as I got ready for work. The Soundoff question was “What should the federal government do to balance the books?”
There’s a stalwart fellow who has called in before–he says defund abortion–because it would save millions of dollars.
We should indeed defund abortion. Why? Because it is a choice, and a social one at that, and I don’t want to pay for it. Furthermore, there’s that tiny issue of killing people in serene, state-sanctioned settings. That makes some of us (sticklers for detail) uncomfortable about how we define compassion in Canada.
But defunding abortion would increase government expenditures. Why? Because child birth is more costly than abortion. Because children, particularly those born to parents who consider abortion (remember, finances are a big reason for abortion) need support.
I hope that support could be a private compassion and generosity. With the system we currently have, it’s more likely going to be government. Ideally, we could have a combination of both.
Just wanted to add that to the discussion, without calling in to the radio show. And on the flip side, let me laud this fellow for never forgetting the unborn. He is nothing if not fastidious.by