[lit-ideas] Does This Have Wings?

  • From: Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:19:19 -0400

Consider this argument:

1. Population is growing at a steady rate, and threatens to overwhelm food 
supply, exhaust fuels, and lower the standard of well being for the population 
of this country and the world as a whole.
2. It is therefore in the interest of the general welfare to limit population.
3. To achieve this it is legislated that no family may have more than one 
child. No woman may produce more than one child in her lifetime.
4. A woman known to be carrying more than one child must abort the excess 
children. A woman who carries to term more than one child must pay an excess 
child tax equivalent to 100% of her income for 10 years.
5. Freedom of religion refers solely to private belief or to public ceremonial 
practice and no further. 
6. As a consequence of 5 there will be no religious exemption from either the 
mandated abortion, or the tax.

Given the mandate to provide contraception which has been imposed, and the 
recent ruling by SCOTUS, how likely/unlikely is it that such a policy could be 
successfully imposed?

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Thomas Hart

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