I'm not going to take this on at MeFi. I might get murdered. But the thread on family planning and abortion is crazy. To wit:
- we should promote abortion to curb human population to save species from extinction (with very little acknowledgement that these extinction numbers are always up for grabs.
-a quote: 'Less talking, more abortions.' Obviously I can't stomach the assumptions here, either, with no acknowledgement that we're talking about very serious issues here. I can't countenance this kind of condensation of all of the nuances of this debate.
Hey, I'm sympathetic to helping limit human overpopulation through family planning. Why can't we meet in the middle and promote contraception without abortion? Couldn't both sides give a little on that?