Friday, April 24, 2009

The New Abortion Trend

There seems to have arisen a new trend concerning the topic of abortion in our nation. Just recently, in an Associated Press report, a woman arrived "in flip-flops and in tears" at an abortion clinic after walking for over an hour to get there. She was there to have her fourth child aborted after her boyfriend lost his job. It was reported that the woman originally desired to have the child, as she had previously received prenatal care, but in review of their budget and expenses, they decided not to have the baby.

It's a heart-wrenching story, but it is the latest trend in our country. As pro-choice and pro-life advocates are at different ends of the spectrum concerning their stances on abortion, could anyone have seen this coming? The recent trend is that individuals are having abortions because of the turn in the nation's economy.

Just the other week, there was a British official named Jonathan Porritt, who said it was his desire to cut his country's population in half for the sake of the environment. Even though there might be a scarcity of economic resources, is it o.k. to delete the lives of humans to ensure a better quality of living?
  • How does this new trend affect your stance on being pro-life or pro-choice?
  • What are your views concerning abortion?
  • What measures do you believe need to be enacted to bring closure to this new trend? Or is it something that should take place in our nation?


  1. People don't often realize the history of state-sponsored initiatives promoting abortions. In the past, they have done so in the hopes of decreasing the population of "underclass" (oftentimes people of color). These practices stem from the "Eugenics" movement in U.S. history where reproduction was encouraged amongst individuals who were considered genetically superior (Whites) and discouraged amongst the genetically inferior (the poor and people of color). It would seem that what we consider today as "pro-choice" and women's liberation is really a modern manifestation of Eugenics.

  2. Just to follow up, I found this tid-bit of information online on Wikipedia when I searched “Eugenics”: “Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood of America to urge the legalization of contraception for the lower classes.” Also, “The Negro Project conspiracy theory is an alleged eugenics program. The project, according to proponents of the theory, was originated by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and supposedly aims to reduce or eliminate the black population through use of abortion.”

  3. I'm glad to see this discussion. I believe that when a society will sacrifice their children to ensure their bank accounts we have major problems on so many levels and fields. I definitely take an anti abortion stance. I think we forget that abortion has only been legal since 1973. It isn't something that we have to accept and the legality of it should be fought until it is illegal. It has had an enormously negative affect on the black community (as some of the other bloggers have mentioned). Anyone who is prochoice should check out "The Hard Truth" on YouTube and then explain why they are still prochoice. Abortion is America's sophisticated word for our holocaust.