The current issues with Federal funds going to pay for reproductive lessons abroad, as well as to pay for abortions internationally, I find myself wondering, what obligation do we as a seperate country have to the world? I hear others saying that we are behind the times on our medical care, and I agree that our current system isn't working like it should. But why are we holding ourselves up as global parents to other countries? Why are we expected to step up and provide services for people that we don't even provide for our own?
Personally, I don't feel we have an obligation to other countries for health care. If there are private funds and services provided, then wonderful. Nothing against that. But I have a bit of an issue with giving these services away when we aren't even taking care of our own.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Jan. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jan. 24, 2009
I see so much of the world thinking poorly of us, yet we struggle to try to make nice with everyone. I get the brotherly love thing, and as I said in the OP, I don't have a problem with helping others. But our federal funds are non-existent.
As a side note, I also feel it's arrogant to assume that these other countries don't know the things that we are teaching them. Are we to assume that all third world countries don't know anything about reproductive health? And how long has human been walking the earth? Yet we take the soap box to preach to the world what they should be doing?
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:10 PM on Jan. 24, 2009
Our obligations are to OUR country; and our people.
Answer by snowgirl79 at 6:35 PM on Jan. 24, 2009