(Closed) Spinoff** Would public funding change your opinion on abortion?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
  • poll: If tax money went to fund abortions, would your opinion change
    Yes : (9 votes)
    6 %
    No : (131 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yes. I don’t think the government should tell people whether or not they can get an abortion, but I also don’t think the government should fund it. I just want the government to stay out of my business and out of my wallet.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    No it would not.  I still think a woman has the right to choose.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The government gives tax dollars to Planned Parenthood who conduct abortions.  So we do fund them. I’m pro-life and it pisses me off that my tax dollars are spent this way. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    In the UK, abortions are available on the NHS. I am 100% pro-choice and have no problem with this, particularly given that I am sure the cost is drastically less than that spent treating problems related to smoking and drinking, for example. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    Tax money DOES fund abortions– there are MANY programs that get public funding that perform abortions.  One example is the Public Health Services Act of 1970. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @doorstopper:  I was going to make a similar point but adding in that it’s also cheaper than the cost of the pregnancy continuing!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m Canadian – I am pro-choice and 100% happy that my government pays for abortions!

    ETA: Similar to PP above – abortions are way cheaper than full-term pregnancy due to the fact that our healthcare covers all maternity care, labour, post-partem care, and helps fund a year of maternity/paternity leave!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @HisIrishPrincess:  First, only 3% of planned parenthood’s money goes to giving abortions. 97% are for other services. Second, federal money cannot be used to fund abortions. I guess you could argue that if they didn’t have federal money they would have less other money to fund abortions, but even so it is only 3% of their budget. http://www.factcheck.org/2011/04/planned-parenthood/

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @SpecialSundae:  Fair argument, though you could also argue that a pregnancy would result in a tax paying citizen in the future while an abortion does not. I suppose the retort to this is that additional citizens tax our system. Without so many mismanaged government funded programs that I don’t agree with, the cost of an additional citizen wouldn’t be so high, though. As you can see, it’s quite a bit more complicated than this, but I do see your point.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m pro-choice and in favor of unrestricted access to abortion. (I probably wouldn’t have one myself, but that’s the personal choice that I would make – not a judgment on anyone else’s choice.) 

    As far as tax money goes, I kind of feel like everyone’s tax money is probably being used for something they don’t agree with. I don’t want my tax money to be used to carry out executions because I’m against the death penalty, for example, but I understand that in a democracy, I don’t get to dictate how every cent of my tax money is used. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m honestly not sure. I’m 100% pro-choice (and Catholic, to boot!) but I also am not sure where the lines of government assistance should be drawn.  I’m all for universal healthcare, so it should be an automatic yes! from me.  I think, at a point, people need to stand on their own two feet and pay for their own elective procedures, but I also strongly believe that my religion should have no bearing on someone else’s personal choice? 

    I’d have no problem with my tax money funding it– my tax money also funds a war I don’t agree with!  It’s just trying to decide where to draw the line of how-much-is-too-much of the government paying for things.   I’m voting that the government should do it, as I’d rather have too much assistance than too little, but I’m interested to see other views. (Which, if I’m reading right, is a “no” on this poll?)

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    @CorgiTales:  Planned parenthood is not the only organization that receives public funding either– it’s just the largest.  There are MANY other organizations that receive both federal and state funding for preventitive medical treatments.  Also, Medicaid (health insurance provided for the poorest of Americans) will also find abortions in many circumstances.  

    Also, I am 100% pro-choice, no amount of money at any end of the spectrum can change my opinion that a woman has the right to control what happens with her own body.  

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @KatieBklyn:  you beat me to it! death penalty is another thing I’d rather not pay for!

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