We know that abortion-rights activists who used "choice" as their lynchpin argument are strangely silent on the forced abortions that take place around the world, mostly in China. That is because below the gloss (meant for pedestrian consumption) is the real goal: social engineering. Just as "same-sex marriage" advocates don't really want marriage (read their literature, they want to destroy the very institution) pro-choice advocates want to interfere with the lifes of others and create their own utopia:
America needs a baby code!! And I want to make a few suggestions that might be considered in the formulation of such a code:
Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies, to assist couples who wish to prevent overproduction of offspring and thus to reduce the burdens of charity and taxation for public relief, and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Yes, most will recognise the words of Margaret Sanger, who was president of the National Committee on Federal Legislation for Birth Control. Of course since birth control doesn't always work, the coupling with abortion is a natural outcome. She elaborates:
Article 2. Birth control clinics shall be permitted to function as services of city, county, or state health departments, or under the support of charity, or as non-profit self-sustaining agencies, subject to inspection and control by public authorities.
Article 3. A marriage license shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.
Article 5. Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or state authorities to married couples, providing they are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and, on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health.
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.
Notice, first, that the coupling of marriage and parenthood vanishes. The inborn mission of conjugal love -- to create a family -- is jettisoned for a stricly human construct.
Secondly, all of her arguments are couched in economic terms, materialist that she is, and the state will be given the ability to facilitate the outcomes. With the American government now in control of our health care and vested in its expense, we have to be very attentive to the mission of Planned Parenthood, which carries her work forward.
It's interesting that she justifies her worldview by aligning it to happiness and economic well-being, but if we look at the fallout from expanded use of contraceptives, we see that neither family welfare nor financial well-being have ensued thus far. Promiscuity, divorce, and cohabitation are sky-rocketing, and the state is caring for increasing numbers of fatherless children. Who can fortell what is the next plank in their strategy for modern America?