Editorial | The World today | July 16, 2007
translated from Swedish into English
The Christian Democratic party's support of "abortion tourism" is undermining the strength of the coalition government because it weakens one of the parties in the alliance.
If the other parties in the alliance are not attentive to one of the most important issues for one of the parties of the alliance, well, that will do no good for the present government. When we finally got a change of government after 70 years of almost unbroken socialist rule, it is strange that they [the new government] seems incapable to dump law projects that were promoted by the leftists agenda. Many voters, who made a conscious ethical choice, are now going to find themselves disconnected from these parties.
The number of abortions are going to increase and burden the already over laden Swedish health care system. The demands that citizens of other European Union nations will not need to pay for this so-called health-care, are going to be strong.
Our country has already lost one million new citizens through abortions. Wouldn't these people be useful in our society? The birth rate in many European countries is extremely low, due to the use of contraceptives and abortions. Immigration helps in a way to maintain a steady growth and in many immigrant groups the birth rate is considerably higher than the native population.
In the long run, that increases societal tensions, if the more "modern" native population are those who abort their young.
Sweden allows later abortions than other countries. When we welcome pregnant women from these countries and abort those children who, according to the laws of their countries, should be born, Sweden will risk being accused of killing other countries unborn citizens and our thoughts can turn to the way the former eastern European states dealt with budding human lives under the dictatorships of the 20th century.