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Bipartisan Solutions to the Abortion Problem in America

Updated on April 28, 2020
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Politics used to be a great interest of mine, now I prefer analyzing the roots rather than the symptoms.

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There is no doubt in anyone's mind that abortion is a hot topic in America, and even further it needs some appropriate bipartisan solutions. Have no doubt, and make no mistake, abortion is what many would call a, "serious problem," and I don't think that is ever going to change. There are so many underlying facts and scenarios to consider that the problem cannot be addressed in a, "black and white," manner.

I want to explore the topic with all due respect paid to sensitivity, for all sides and everyone involved, because we are all in this together.

Important Definitions and Facts

According to Wikipedia, which references credible sources for each figure: There have been 46,413,319 abortions since 1970. This only takes into account figures up until 2016, so let's keep that in the back of our minds, this number is larger.

Abortion as defined by the Oxford Dictionary: "The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy."

Life as defined by the Oxford Dictionary: "The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death."

Capacity as defined by the Oxford Dictionary: "The ability or power to do, experience, or understand something."

For clarity: What I have just established for you here is the ability to discern the legal, literal definition of abortion; as well, you will be able to discern your own definition from these callous definitions. For me, personally, I define abortion as the elimination of a human life, and justifying it by disregarding the future capacity of said human life. To put it bluntly, it is equivalent to murder of an unconscious victim.

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The Punch-Card Abortion

In this section I would like to discuss what I label, "the punch-card abortion," and I'll start out by defining it.

Punch-card abortion: Any abortion that was performed due to the irresponsible behavior of the individual requesting the abortion. These abortions are the type to exceed the amount of two, and the individual in question has no intention of changing their behavior. These are the problem types as it concerns abortion.

Abortion should not be a, "Plan B," for irresponsible behavior, and this sort of behavior should not be supported tacitly, let alone directly and openly. I'll be addressing valid, sensitive, and fair solutions to these individuals later on in the article.

If a human fetus with the capacity for a full life is considered to have no rights, then a human in a declared vegetative state also has no rights regardless of capacity to recover. I cannot agree with this line of logic.

— Kyler J Falk

The Necessary Abortion

I'm not going to try to ride some moral high-horse, virtue signaling for some God who allows abortions to occur to begin with, and try to say incorrectly that abortion is never a valid and acceptable response to pregnancy. Fetuses that are an alleged product of rape, first and second alleged accidental pregnancies, for the survival of the mother, and cases in which the pregnancy was without the consent of the individual (such as an incorrect diagnosis of infertility leading to accidental pregnancy); these are all valid reasons to seek out an abortion and do not deserve any sort of shaming from anyone!

I'd be hard-pressed to find any other truly justified cases for abortion, but I think it is about time we address the bipartisan solutions to the actual problems.

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Subsidize Sterilization and Reproductive Storage

Now, I hope you don't take my, "straight white male," opinions on this topic too much to heart; I'm always trying to remain educated and adaptable, and as such my evaluation of abortion will change. However, I feel there is a set of mostly timeless, and appropriate bipartisan solutions to all the abortion arguments here in America. First, let us address the punch-card abortions.

As it concerns punch-card abortions, the answer is pretty dang simple: Upon the second abortion, and after a thorough medical and psychological investigation of both the individual receiving the abortions and their partner, they should be warned that the next abortion due to irresponsible practices will result in mandatory sterilization. For fairness and equality, the male partners should all be documented for each and every abortion their partner(s) receive(s), and they should equally be sterilized upon the third "accidental" impregnation and subsequent abortion.

Now this seems cruel and unusual, but I disagree as it concerns the overpopulation and morale of society, and thus women should be offered free egg storage upon their mandatory sterilization. As it is the male's body that is, generally, the aggressor and main influence in any sexual situation, they will also be offered free sperm storage in conjunction with their vasectomy. Eggs can be stored for an indefinite amount of time, and so can sperm be indefinitely stored.

When you cannot exercise your rights safely and responsibly, society takes it upon itself to rehabilitate you. Trust me, you'd rather rehabilitate yourself!

— Kyler J Falk

Create Jobs

In lieu of abortion, those who want to give the child up for adoption need better resources, it is an ongoing and, arguably, more important topic to be discussing. The systems in place today need to be refined, and much more oversight, public and private, needs to be instituted for the human rights of, "unwanted," children.

If the government were to subsidize the abortion, sterilization, and storage of reproductive material for everyone, then we'd see a drastic increase in both skilled and unskilled jobs all around the public and private sectors. Perhaps even the entire world would take notice, I think even the quality of life for all would increase drastically with less people arguing over the topic of abortion and getting to have all the unprotected love they can handle!

I'm being slightly flippant of course, writing on this topic has really taken its toll on me. However, it is a topic worthy of my scrutiny, and I hope I've done it some justice with my ignorance. People deserve more, especially the unborn with capacity for life. Why not create jobs and offer happy, fulfilling lives full of freedom of choice and freedom from consequence for everyone?

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Kindness and Understanding

I'd like to close this out with my actual opinion: I don't support, nor do I reject abortion as a practice. I simply wanted to pick a side of the topic and see what sort of justice I could do for it. Considering the sensitivity of the topic, the nature of it as a whole, I'd say I offered some great insights as to the bipartisan solutions.

However, this is probably the most important aspect of the discussion, and I want you to take this bit directly to heart and hold onto it. We can't make progress judging others for their choices in life, but we can support them in making proper healthy decisions for the sake of themselves and society. Abortion, unlike what it is today, should be a non-partisan issue and should be addressed strictly by medical professionals and a census of those professionals should be held each and every year to determine the validity of abortions.

In lieu of our more knowledgeable authorities taking it upon themselves to actually solve the issue, all the politicking for the sake of controversy to split the masses, we must be kind and understanding!

Take the time out of your day, always, to lend an impartial ear and a shoulder to lean on!

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    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      4 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, Linda, I really try to do these sensitive topics justice no matter which position I decide to write from. I'm more than with you on the adoption process, and honestly it would be a great place to start concerning the problem with abortions. I've had to work with children who get put in the system, and it needs to really be reworked.

      There are way too many abuses, both public and private sector, as it concerns the foster care and adoption systems. Molestation, rape, disease, and even death are far too common. Even the lesser child welfare agencies like CPS fall short in more cases than a few, such as when they use children as personal leverage against parents for petty disputes.

      So many layers that need to be culled and replaced, the question is where to start?

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      Linda Courtney 

      4 weeks ago from Bloomsburg, PA

      Wow Kyler, you really do take on the sensitive subjects! I do like the way you wrote this though. I'm a Christian and believe in abortion only in the circumstances you mentioned above. But I can understand that the world thinks differently. I know if we outlawed abortion people would be risking a lot to get the "back alley abortions" of old, which is not a good alternative. Personally, I wish they'd make adoption easier and more women would go that route. So many couples or even singles would love to have a baby and can't for whatever reason. There's so much red tape and paperwork in adoption, not to mention $$. Certainly they could make that easier and maybe that might cut down on them....who knows though? For some, being pregnant would be an inconvenience hence the abortion. So many sides to this equation. Nicely written though Kyler!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      4 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      I tend to agree on all sentiments you just expressed, RoadMonkey, and I thank you for expressing them.

      Truly a difficult choice that many make and are forced to make in life.

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      RoadMonkey 

      4 weeks ago

      This is a very difficult area to discuss and I think you have done it with respect for both sides. No solution is always going to please everyone. There are those who treat it as one kind of contraception and those who will not agree under any circumstances, including rape, incest or fatal abnormalities that would cause death just after birth. It is not an easy decision to undertake, no matter your stance on the question. I have seen the problems from both sides and the long term effects. I think each person has to make their own choice on this in their own individual circumstances.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      4 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      I don't disagree, however I couldn't think of a tactful way to eliminate abortions altogether for appeasing the christian right while also maintaining reproductive rights. Figured if I offered free stuff, more jobs, and better oversight to encourage giving the child over to the state rather than aborting it, it would come off less harsh.

      Government overreach in the situation was something I considered deeply, but I'd need to write an entire article on just that facet of the conversation, and I only wrote this to see what I could do with the mentality to begin with.

      Still, an interesting thought.

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      JOC 

      4 weeks ago from Syracuse, NY

      You're going to have a hard time selling the 'we're going to sterilize you' angle to people. You're better off with substantial fines than a government ordered medical procedure on Americans. Seems rather draconian.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      4 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, Olusegun, it's definitely an important topic to discuss.

      My whole thought process behind it is, "If we could flatten the curve for abortion rates, or even eliminate it without limiting people's reproductive rights, why wouldn't we?"

      A rough topic.

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      OLUSEGUN 

      4 weeks ago from NIGERIA

      It is being talked about here, Nigeria, too. Good work.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      4 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      I appreciate your reiteration of my sentiments, Tory, thanks for commenting!

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      Tery Peta 

      4 weeks ago from Bulgaria

      This is a really sensitive topic and there is no "black and white" answer to dealing with this issue as you have said. It depends on so many factors. Thank you for the information!

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