This character lost me when he said that lots of people "have abortions without a second thought".
Who the eff has an abortion without a second thought? I have know many women who have had abortions, and I never met a single woman like that. But, if there are such ignorant, uncaring women, why the eff would you give them responsibility for a child
? Do those stupid, frivolous baby-hating women--who supposedly have weekly abortions scheduled around having random unprotected sex, nail appointments, satanic worship services and spin classes-- make the very best mothers, so we should ban birth control and abortion, thus making sure they have lots of unwanted kids?
Alternatively, do you make women endure an unwanted pregnancies-- say by putting them in straitjackets and locking them in cells-- and then forcibly take the babies away and give them to the appropriate Christian adoptive families to raise? He does realize that unwanted pregnancy rates are higher when there is less access to birth control and when kids don't have good sex ed classes. Meaning when Christians are running things, there are more unwanted pregnancies. Didn't he also say that only a tiny % of the people who say they are Christian really are? Maybe that is why they screw things up so much?
But no worries, because everyone belongs to god, so he will surely feed, clothe and educate all the thousands of kids whose parents did not want them. That's what happens in poor countries, right? God cares for them. The unwanted kids don't end up dying on the street from sniffing glue, or becoming child soldiers or child prostitutes or anything like that.
This dude clearly has no respect for the realities of reproduction. Not having an abortion could have a bad outcome. He has never known anyone who after much anguish and weighing of health issues, family matters, responsibility for other children, religion, circumstances of the father, finances, effects on others, legal or immigration issues, possibilities of having or not having children in the future, decided to 1) go through an abortion, 2) have the baby no matter what the consequences, or 3)chose to endure a high-risk pregnancy that ended in a tragic miscarriage and serious health problems for the mother. Has he any clue what each of those decisions costs a woman?
Furthermore, this guy must not know what life is like for women and children-- and the people who care about them-- in countries where all abortion is already illegal.
It ain't pretty-- women desperate not to have a 6th or 9th or 14th child die--along with the fetus-- from bad amateur abortions; medical personnel don't have the proper abortion-related training so they can't even deal with regular miscarriages or pregnancies that threaten the woman's health. This leaves a lot of children without their moms, men without wives, families without daughters. But it's okay because the dead women and dead fetuses all go straight to the arms of god.
He also made a passing disparaging remark about Obamacare, which is a very limited, conservative health care access law. Obamacare just helps more people get and keep private health insurance, and expands the ability of states to pay for poor people's health care.
It is not universal public health care like what Europeans and Canadians have. (I wish.) It is not free socialist health care provided by the government. (I wish.) It is not a government takeover of the health care industry. (I wish.) Any of those would be cheaper and cover more people than Obamacare.
That makes me wonder if he approves of welfare programs for women who do what he wants and have their babies, even when they have no way to support them. He certainly does not want them to have better access to health care. I guess god will pay all the medical bills, too.
That is a major problem with so many of these god-believers. They honestly have no interest in making the world-- the real world we all live in-- a nicer place. No wonder they rely so much on heaven being better.