Yep. I'm gonna go there. I'm going to talk about abortion. It's one of the few things about which the Libertarian Party & I disagree. They think it's a choice. I think it's murder and as such that we don't have a choice. I'm sure we can all agree that people on both sides of the issue tend to feel strongly.
What I don't get is why people are all of a sudden up in arms about having to pay for abortion regardless of their beliefs. It's one of the cries against the health care legislation (which is STILL unconstitutional...but I digress).
People, you're ALREADY paying for abortion!!!! This isn't anything new! Regardless of how you feel about it, I can guarantee you that taxpayer money & consumer money IS going to pay for abortions!
Right after Obama came into office, he signed legislation that overrode what Bush had done allowing our international aid money to help fund abortions in other countries. This happened a year ago...but it didn't start there either.
If you purchase anything from any company that supports the United Way; then you are paying for abortions. They help support Planned Parenthood which offers abortions hence YOU paying for abortions. Which companies support United Way? Last time I checked, pretty much EVERY big company did; Target, Wal-Mart, take your pick...the list goes on.
The ONLY way you are going to NOT pay for abortions is if you ONLY purchase from a local farmer who is 100% self-sufficient or only purchases items from farmers who are 100% self-sufficient or only purchase from farmers who are 100% self-sufficient...you get the idea. You'd also want to make sure that the farmer doesn't support any organizations who give money to United Way or any other company that gives to a company who offers abortion. You'd also want to make sure those farmers don't pay taxes because if they do then ultimately the money YOU gave them would help pay those taxes which would help fund abortions overseas which means that you're STILL helping to pay for abortions.
That's why I don't get that it's JUST NOW that people are getting upset about it. Why? Is it because you're REALLY upset that you're paying for abortions? Or is it because THIS TIME, the right-wing media TOLD you to be upset about paying for abortions?
Seems to me that if you're JUST NOW getting upset then perhaps it's because you've been TOLD to.
I realize there are some people who didn't have the knowledge of these things. Who's fault is that, though? The media's fault? Or your fault for not doing the research to know where your money is going & waiting until someone told you to get upset before you got upset?
I don't like that my money goes to pay for abortions. I'm also not willing to stop paying my taxes. I'm also not yet living on a homestead where I'm fully self-sufficient (though that is a dream of mine). As a result, I know that even though I don't like it & even though abortion is murder...I DO still help pay for it...and I'm not going to get upset now acting like it's the first time that this has ever happened. It's NOT! I was upset years ago when I found out about the United Way & purposed then to not give to their organization & to instead put my money elsewhere...so much as I could help it. I was upset when Clinton signed the bill into law allowing international aid money to fund abortions. I was upset when Obama did it again.
Do I LIKE that there's yet another way where I'm paying for abortions? NO! I'm also not going to pretend like it's just happening either, though...or that there aren't other ways in which I'm STILL going to be paying for abortions even if the healthcare bill didn't go through!
Do your OWN research, people, and QUIT relying on the media to tell you what to do, think, & believe!