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If you want to learn some more about the upcoming ...

2006-10-20T08:02:00.000+13:00

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If you dont' have anything to say that addresses t...

2006-10-09T15:47:00.000+13:00

If you dont' have anything to say that addresses the topic of the post (how to guarantee women's right to abortion), then please don't comment.

Gerrit you are no longer welcome to post on this blog.



If tax could only be spent on things every single ...

2006-10-09T14:20:00.000+13:00

If tax could only be spent on things every single citizen agreed on, it couldn't be spent on anything. That some people disapprove of abortion is no argument against state funding. And as for limited resources, paying for abortion will cost the state a great deal less than an unwanted baby.



I suspect Maia is politely trying to say what I'm ...

2006-10-09T10:57:00.000+13:00

I suspect Maia is politely trying to say what I'm about to say a bit more pointedly:

Not everything is about you, this is not about you, in fact your comments are quite possibly discouraging those this is about from commenting.

(Not just for gerrit).

What frustrates me is that when women, particularly feminists, try to have their own space there are many men who are threatened by it, and many men who thus try to enter that space. Can you not just respect that sometimes it isn't about you?



"I'm seriously not sure what non-feminist, right-w...

2006-10-09T06:33:00.000+13:00

"I'm seriously not sure what non-feminist, right-wing/libertarian men have to add to that discussion."

A non-feminist, right wing/liberterian view point whose tax paying dollars can only stretch so far.



Maybe don't be dumb enough to get pregnant in the ...

2006-10-08T20:52:00.000+13:00

Maybe don't be dumb enough to get pregnant in the first place?



This is a post about what feminists should concent...

2006-10-08T16:13:00.000+13:00

This is a post about what feminists should concentrate on to ensure that women do have a right to choose.

I'm seriously not sure what non-feminist, right-wing/libertarian men have to add to that discussion.



But I do not agree that people who might not other...

2006-10-08T13:43:00.000+13:00

But I do not agree that people who might not otherwise agree with the act should be forced to pay for it.

This makes no sense. Why single abortion out of all other health care? There are people opposed to any kind of fertility treatment because the world is overpopulated already. There are idiots who would be happy to deny care to 'undeserving' patients--oh, you got sick because you used drugs? too bad, die in the gutter. And so on. We don't cater to their beliefs. Why put on kid gloves for those who oppose abortion?



Medical systems require some sort of allocation. ...

2006-10-08T12:13:00.000+13:00

Medical systems require some sort of allocation.

A government cannot offer everything - so it would probably allocate a 'budget' to health. Within that budget it can only perform a certain number of operations.

Money creates one (possibly unfair) way of allocating that but removing money doesnt increace the capacity (ie allow more abortions in itself) - it just changes the allocation system. So some more poor people and less rich ones get the operation (let's say).

It may happen that they could provide enough abortions for everyone - but to do that they must provide less of somthing to someone else. Maybe less breast cancer operations or whatever.

I presume the re-allocation might use an affirmative action strategy.



It sounds like in part of this post you are gettin...

2006-10-08T09:02:00.000+13:00

It sounds like in part of this post you are getting mixed up with the right of a woman to have an abortion (which sadly - as you point out, isn't exactly a right yet under law as it has to be for "mental health" or simlar issues, which sounds like a victorian, legislating morality throwback to me) and an obligation of the state to provide and pay for this abortion (which many may not morally agree with, due to religious or other reasons).

I do agree that something needs to be done with the law surrounding abortion (i.e. simply making it a right to choose to what you want with your own body, without needing permission from a doctor on mental health grounds). But I do not agree that people who might not otherwise agree with the act should be forced to pay for it.

(And yes, I am very much for a womans right to choose to abort an unwanted pregnacy, having been there to support one of my closest friends through the process when she was 17)