I don’t understand why so many readers of this blog are anti-abortion, and so much against supporting Mitt Romney, the only Republican candidate who was for abortion before he was against it, implying that he doesn’t feel very strongly about the issue.
Abortion is the best tool we have for fighting a much bigger problem, and that is unwed mothers. All women who get pregnant and who aren’t married should be actively encouraged to have an abortion. This would reduce welfare costs, and reduce the number of low-IQ children. I’ve established many times before that becoming pregnant outside of marriage is highly correlated with low IQ and low future time orientation. Responsible women use birth control and have less unmarried sex in the first place.
I am aware that commenters have argued that legalizing abortion caused the problem of widespread premarital sex and unwed motherhood. My response to this is twofold. First of all, the causation is not at all clear because there were a lot of social changes taking place at that time of which legalizing abortion was only one facet of. Secondly, even if there was some causation, that’s a Pandora’s Box which has already been opened, and making abortion illegal is not going to stop single motherhood because single motherhood has become destigmatized. At this point, it will only make the problem worse.
Finally, the claim that abortion must be made illegal because it’s evil doesn’t hold up because the majority of people don’t think it’s so evil that it needs to be outlawed, and in times past it was considered acceptable to kill babies even after they were born. No one is going to be forced to commit the act themselves if they don’t want to (although they should be encouraged to do so for the reasons explained above).
Also, I’m sick and tired of hearing arguments that we must act against our own obvious interests to prevent evil. Liberals, for example, argue that it’s evil to restrict immigration, so we must allow unfettered immigration of whoever wants to move here. I think it's evil to allow our country to deteriorate through policies that cause the average IQ to decrease.