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Ah, you know the song and dance, I am a Libertarian so my thinking is, NO, abortions should not be supported by tax monies. I could go into the list of what other programs but rather than stretch the topic I wont.
First of all, I am pro-choice, have been all my adult life, witnessed friends, etc that have gone through it. But no, I don’t believe that abortions should be subsidized by the government. These are ingrained issues with regards to people’s beliefs.
My father knows I am pro-choice, and I know he is against abortion, for the most part, I think he believes that if a woman’s life is in jeopardy then it might be okay…anyhow, I don’t agree that his tax dollars are used to help women get abortions, something he is against.
If places like Planned Parenthood came to me and asked me for a yearly donation, would I do it? You bet. I believe in helping women who can’t help themselves let alone bring a child into this world. Am I against adoption? Not really, as an adoptee I know what it can be like, but that’s a different story. But I don’t think for a second that taxes should be used to fund abortions, and certainly not abortions in some other country.
What it comes down to is the government has become everyone’s big brother or big sister and those that are against a specific issue should be able to decide where and how their money is being spent. If my father is against abortion, he should be able to state that no part of his money should go towards abortions. If I state that I agree with a woman’s choice then let me have my money back to donate to those organizations I feel do the best for women in this particular issue. Besides, not every place is worthy of government money for such a procedure.
I must stress I am pro-choice, but I don’t think the government should have any role in abortions.