Social culpability in abortion?

Machjo
#1
British mother had abortion 'because of visa rules' - BBC News (external - login to view)

I found that this article presents an interesting moral dilemma. If a married woman's choice to abort her child is motivated by visa rules relating to her foreign husband, then on the one hand she, her husband, or both are morally culpable for having made the choice, but the Government is also morally culpable for having significantly influenced the choice in favour of abortion.

The question then becomes to what degree is culpability shared between the couple and the Government, and between the Government and the electorate that supports the policies that encourage abirtion.
 
captain morgan
#2
The gubmint didn't make the baby
 
Machjo
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

The gubmint didn't make the baby

But the Gubmint made the rules.

To take another example. The government prohibits you from working. Does the Government bear at least some responsibility when you then steal?

So in the same way, if the Government bureaucracy prevents her from seeing her husband and other children, or at least imposes significant costs to do so, then it's no longer a matter of the free marjet, but rather Government policy that can push a couple to the financial or at least emotional brink.
 
damngrumpy
#4
Here we go there are those who will dictate the lives of others even if the law says it is legal
Its time to move on and find some other way to make themselves important enough the
process is pro choice and legal
 
Machjo
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Here we go there are those who will dictate the lives of others even if the law says it is legal
Its time to move on and find some other way to make themselves important enough the
process is pro choice and legal

I don't think you read the link in the OP. It's not legally requiring the women to have abortions but the pressure to abort is merely an unintended consequence of visa policy.
 

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