Every so often, a pro-abortionist inadvertently lifts up the corner of the carpet to reveal one of the dirty secrets of the abortion movement. The letter, "If abortions were banned, all of us would wind up paying higher taxes," offers the most recent example of this. The writer has shuffled through the deck of sorry rationalizations and illusionary theories that pass for an intellectual foundation for this movement and come up with -- lower welfare costs!
By now, I would expect that she has been told by her friends that while population control among the poor may well be fundamental to the abortionist's agenda, one should be careful to only share this view over white wine and Perrier in the confines (not even the patio) of one's suburban home.
The dilemma for the abortion movement is that the logical extension of this somewhat unsavory item on its agenda inevitably leads to similar considerations of control of the aged, infirm and others on the grounds of convenience and cost. Even pro-abortionists are not ready to go public with that one -- yet.
MALCOLM R. VANDERBURGH