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‘The ruling elite’
In all countries throughout history, with every issue that has been politicized by the politicians, the rhetoric and the reality are vastly different.
The rhetoric: Ban abortion to save human lives. The reality: Just as many lives, if not more, ultimately will be lost. The two glaring reasons, overpopulation and poverty.
Overpopulation: Human overpopulation is the main reason endless wars are being fought over ever-dwindling natural resources and land. The human death toll is staggering. Environmental pollution because of human overpopulation is the cause of countless deaths worldwide.
Unchecked human population growth is predicted to, in the near future, cause irreversible global damage that will cause countless deaths in thousands of species. Humans must learn to live in harmony with all species on this planet, and that means keeping our numbers in balance and sustainable on this planet.
Poverty: The reality is that the women of the lowest incomes will be the ones denied abortions. Their children are born into a world with fewer options available to them and consequently, in greater numbers than the children born of mothers with higher incomes, will die earlier due to disease from inadequate nutrition and health care. Statistically, those children are the ones, in greater numbers, who will be dying in the endless wars fought over dwindling resources and land.
The ruling elite seemingly do not care about these facts. They use their rhetoric to persuade our governing bodies to rule in their favor even though 70% of Americans want legal abortions available to them. This squarely slaps democracy in the face.
Every public servant on both the state and federal level should vote the will of the people, not the will of the ruling elite.
“War, huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!”
Do you remember that song from decades ago? It still remains true today, and that is a fact.
“War” was written and first sung by Edwin Starr, and later on re-sung by The Temptations during the Vietnam War era, where some of my classmates never returned home from — aloha, Bobby.
Aloha Uvalde, Texas, where weapons of war came to you and to your teachers and your children who will never return home.
Everett P. Franco
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