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June 17, 2013

Who's caring for Hoosier kids outside the womb?

Pro-life issue doesn't stop at point of birth.

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Dunn lives in a state that just cut corporate and financial institution taxes, spent $26 million on casinos, but then cut infant and toddler programs.

“What about the ‘quality of life’ for the newly born child with a birth defect or disability, the mother struggling to find child care so she can work, the mentally or physically impaired adult who has lost their support system or the couple struggling through the expensive morass of the adoption process?” Dunn asks. “I believe that many well-meaning politicians care more about the quality of life in the womb than the quality of life after birth. It is a problem that must be addressed.”

Folks, there are great complexities in all of these issues. It takes a pragmatic approach, whereas the ideologues in power cling to the black and white and ignore the gathering and festering gray areas.

Who will be the guardians of our Hoosier children?

Brian Howey publishes at www.howeypolitics.com. Find him on Twitter @hwypol.

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