My site partner and I were having a discussion about stupid parents on the way to lunch today, and he said: "Having a baby should be a privilege, not a right." I have been thinking about that statement, and to a certain extent I agree. I already am of the mindset that abortion is neither immoral nor unethical, so what about taking it one step further, and having forced abortions for people who obviously don't meet a simple set of parenting standards? The standards already in place for someone wanting to adopt a child will do nicely for this exercise.
It has already been shown to some degree that crime was directly impacted when abortion was legalized, if we took this one step further, what else would be impacted in a positive way? I think perhaps dependance on welfare would be reduced, crime would drop further, public education would improve, street gangs would disappear, class sizes would drop, and within a generation or two, "bad" parts of town and ghettos might start improving, or cease to exist altogether...all because babies are not being born into families that cannot support them.
What say you all?