One of the ways that governments in many nations have tried to control population growth in cities is by making available various types of family planning services, ranging from education to contraceptives to abortion services. Do you think the U.S. government should make its monetary aid for overseas family planning services dependent on whether abortion services are included in the range of options being provided in family planning clinics?
I’d hate to think that personal opinions about abortion would either grant or limit aid to Third World countries. If the United States is capable of subsiding the awful situations seen in these countries then we should do so. I believe that the decision made by the U.S. government in aiding these countries should not be based on the family planning services provided. Granted, it is a fact that the personal beliefs of the majority of our government do come into play when making decisions such as these. Although I do not personally believe abortion to be the right choice for population control but it does exist. In response to Jeremy’s argument, abortion can be seen as a form of genocide. In addition, abortions should not be viewed as “saving the family.” By providing more aid for countries and supporting education and contraceptive use by women we could potentially help eradicate the “overpopulation” which may exist.
let me know what you guys think