To Be or Not To Be…Abortion is the Question

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles…

William Shakespeare – (from Hamlet 3/1)

From: this Shakespeare site.

 

Face of Luke I want to share an article, a book, and an internal question.

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The Article

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Fred Thompson

From the Associated Press.

Right to Life Says Fred Thompson Can Win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fred Thompson is the Republican most likely to beat abortion-rights supporter Rudy Giuliani, the National Right to Life Committee said Tuesday, announcing its endorsement of the former Tennessee senator for president…

…By emphasizing Thompson’s political potential — he ranks second behind former New York Mayor Giuliani in national Republican polls — the anti-abortion group played down its own differences with Thompson.

Read Full Article Here

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The Book

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Freakonomics

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner displays many surprising statistics.

The one that I am concerned with here is broadly and messily stated (by me, not by them):

Abortion rates are LOWER during Democratic Presidencies than during Republican ones. Most demostrably because of the increase of social programs and funding for the poorer segments of our nation.

I hate abortion with the best of them, but my question comes in here:

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The Question

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Face of Luke Which is better: [1] The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or [2]
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles…?

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AND which option fits which description –

Are we suffering the slings of fortune when we Elect Republicans or Democrats?

  • Republicans give us better interpretation of laws (if they ever end up coming to court) – but do they ever actually pass high-level anti-abortion laws in congress?
  • By electing Republicans are we suffering the fortune of low income getting even lower?
  • By electing Democrats are we suffering the evilly permissive laws of murder, but actually saving more lives?

OR Which vote is “taking arms…”?

  • Fighting against permission to abort or
  • Fighting against the poverty that leads to such decisions.

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Just a question.

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One Response to To Be or Not To Be…Abortion is the Question

  1. jonolan says:

    Look up consequentialism and utilitarianism and decide how you feel about those ethical philosophies.

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