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Abortion shouldn't not only be legalized completely but encouraged

I would even go as far to say as mandatory for anyone under the age of 25. The "sanctity of life" argument doesn't hold much ground the way I see it. The way I see it most of our current issues are due to the over growing population. Birth rates need to decrease and get both birth and death rates at an even and stable plateau. Quite frankly the life of your unborn child is less significant than population stability along with the stability of our planet. To put plain and simple we simply can't fit all these damn people all our finite planet. Anyone has a rational argument or perhaps and idea to add?

Topics: Over-population
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    Jan 3 2012: Is it significant that those in favour of abortion have all been born already ? Is the US brim full already ? Send them to Scotland, we've got loads of room.

    What a selfish attitude !
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    Jan 3 2012: if every woman right now with out a baby decided to have only one natural birth ( notice how i said decided, not choose) the world population would drop 40% in 40 years.
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    Jan 3 2012: eesh dude can't you think of another way to solve our problems other than killing babies
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    Jan 3 2012: mandatory abortion ... what one can say about that nonsense?
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    Jan 3 2012: I think that issues like abortion are always very tricky topics. And a lot of the time, people go into debates about them knowing that they won't in any way change their perspective on the matter.

    Coming from a country, Malawi, where abortion is illegal, I've noted that banning it does more harm than good. I hate to classify myself as "pro-life" or "pro-choice" but when it comes down to it, the life and freedoms of the living must override those of the unborn. I know it sounds harsh and then we get into all sorts of other debates such as when does a child truly start living and such, but I think that the world is going to be of no use if we're hosting and allowing the birth of children we are incapable of feeding.

    Which brings me to my next point, abortion should only be mandatory for those who are clearly not financially capable of raising a child. This means that we mustn't try and narrow it down to a specific age group but rather try to deem who and who is not financially capable of raising a child. With that said, I think that if more emphasis was placed on contraceptive alternatives as well as trying to demolish certain cultural constructs that make people want to use contraceptives, then maybe we can get somewhere. This means that we need to stop classifying children as wealth, old age insurance, labour forces and such. But then again, for people to stop having lots of children, for such reasons, then governments must give them better alternatives.