Cost-To-Benefit Ratio

anonymous:

I think your mentality of a life is a life and anything else is relevant is an ill-founded one. I think in a progressive society we should use the method of cost vs. benefit to make decisions. Because our decisions have a ripple of effects, both good and bad. And so I implore you to consider is the benefit of having a child at the cost of a lifetime of poverty a reasonable one? Is it beneficial to follow through with a pregnancy that resulted from rape, only to have the mother resent that child? What’s the cost of aborting a foetus. Psychological damage in the mother for some time perhaps. But what about the actual foetus. The science of the time says that foetuses at the 20-24 week mark don’t even feel pain. What is actually being aborted is potential. And I know you’re gonna say potential to maybe be president one day. Yes, but also the potential to be someone like Hitler. So remember just weigh up the cost vs. benefit.

cultureshift:

In the mind of someone like you who can literally kill a living human being without remorse, I suppose there are many ‘great’ reasons to slaughter a prenatal child.

The government of Nazi Germany thought is was being ‘progressive’ when it began its euthanasia program to gas the mentally and physically disabled. Interestingly, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, thought along the same lines in the 1930’s and 40’s. This is the same time period that Germany was killing those they deemed to have less value than others by applying your cost-to-benefit ratio proposal to weigh the value of human life. And I’m going to assume you are all for aborting the physically and mentally disabled, such as children with Down Syndrome, right?

Every human innocent human being deserves the right to live among us, regardless of the circumstances of their conception or the size of the numerator in their cost-to-benefit ratio.

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