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As usual, the left creates the situations that cause the problems they are supposedly trying to fix. The appraisal profession was hit hard taking 30% decrease in fees while fees went up 15% to the consumer. Newly created middle-men took the easy profit. Most appraisers are now sending their data entry work to India because they can no longer afford to staff an office with American workers. Without a decent profit there is no incentive for the pros to hire and train good appraisers to carry on the torch, a process which takes two to three years and does not always have a positive outcome. Dodd-Frank is a classic example of what is wrong with America today.
"Women do not have abortions for "convenience," but mainly because of poverty, and the fact that if they did give birth, those children would grow up in abject poverty, squalor, malnutrition, lack of education,health care and job opportunity when they grew up." Once again absolutely wrong. The facts do not prove this at all. The majority of abortions are not performed on those in abject poverty, but on teens and women in middle-class families who have the ability to care for a child. And for those who cannot, there are MANY people and agencies willing to help. People are waiting for years to adopt babies. You are misinformed. I am glad you are involved in this discussion so you can become more informed on the issue.
These statistics are proven in the government's own research. If you really care about women and children, you need to support policies that truly protect them and quit buying into the spin. Why the spin? Because the abortion industry makes a ton of money - most of it taxpayer money. It's called crony-capitalism. All humans deserve the right to live and liberty. When you are killing one to "protect" another that makes no sense and everyone suffers. Stand up for life!!! Protect the unborn women!!! It's the right thing to do.
"making abortion illegal again in America would be disastrously counter-poductive. I want to prevent as many unwanted pregnancies as possible and see to it that poor pregnant women get the help they need " This shows you are ill-informed. The facts are that once abortion became legal and even more-so after Planned Parenthood was passed, the "unwanted" pregnancy rate sky-rocketed. Yet as the "unwanted" pregnancy rate sky-rocketed the teen birth rate actually went down. Why? They killed the babies by the millions. In addition, the amount of women being injured and killed by botched abortions went way up.
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