buzz.....if your logic is about dollars, then denying a mass murderer the death penalty is the cheaper way to go. But that is another topic.
I agree about the dollars part of the discussion. The government should not be in the birth control business. And I suppose state control would be better also. But these type points are really about steps in the outright banning of abortion if you really talk the truth. These are side issues that are disguised attempts by many in total elimination of abortions. As you say..."the biggest part of abortion" is acknowledging that you have other problems also. But you pick the easiest to rationalize first.
Abortion is like gun control. If you talk about any part of it, the other side realizes that complete banning is the ultimate goal. So any discussion of banning late term abortion, not paying for it, and defunding planning parenthood, are seen as steps that many would take in the complete banning of abortion. Throw in guys talking about forcing rape victims to carry to term, and it solidifies these positions. It's like the gun control crowd knowing that banning 50 cal is just the first step, but ultimately, banning all guns is the real goal. So it is seen with abortion also.
So commonsense in the middle is thrown out, and the extreme sides of most issues carry the day.
I don't think that abortions should be paid for with my taxes. But I also do not have an issue with something more for young people other than "purity rings" and calls for abstinence expecting folks to be virgins when they marry in their twenties.
The problem is, even if you did not use tax dollars in any area of abortions, there would still be those so obsessed with what others do, that just another part of the issue would become the battle. Stop late term abortion, then stop earlier abortions would be the battle cry. Stop abortions, then try to stop teens from having sex. Then if you can not stop sex, send away girls in shame till they have the baby out of sight as in the old days. Just how long would it be before we are just the modern day equivalent of the Taliban?
Every so often, we get glimpses of how far do gooders would go if allowed. Like banning alcohol. We tried that. But in the end, a happy middle ground is probably best. But any common ground will never be achieved in abortion, guns, and other issues to include smoking pot, when some are driven by religious ideology, and forcing their views upon others as they rationalize that as their duty and calling.
It is interesting how many call for the stoppage of tax dollars used in areas of society they are against. And how many think government should not be controlling of religion. But how many of the same think THEIR religion should be part of politics. I wish religion could be checked at the door of politics.
Most folks are against abortion. But most folks also do not think they should dictate what a women does with her body. And I question those that go around pointing fingers at others telling them what they should do. But I guess for some, especially the religious, they are doing their calling. I am glad I have way too many other things to do than be obsessed with making a 17 year old have a baby after what some would call a sin, or force a rape victim to carry to term.