To the editor:
Of course Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito will reverse Roe v. Wade. To pretend otherwise is an insult to our intelligence. It's been his goal for years. Maybe we need another generation of unwanted children to teach again why we allowed abortion in the first place.
I don't see any of the anti-abortion crowd lining up to provide birth control to deter unwanted children, adoption services, pre- or post-natal health care, day care, good schools for low-income single moms, or mental health services for the children or the parents who were victims of rape or incest. They are not discussing creating good jobs for the single moms who must raise them or any real social programs to provide support for them.
However, when they grow up and do what unwanted, unhealthy (read up on fetal alcohol/drug syndrome), poor, uneducated kids do, namely become criminals to support themselves, the so-called "pro-life" groups will be glad to build bigger prisons and after "three strikes" enforce capital punishment and have them put to death.
There is a huge social cost that we now avoid in having millions of unwanted children who are not born against the wishes of the people who will have to raise them without any help. That topic never seems to be discussed, but economic reality drives lots of other policies in out country, why not this one?