I've been paying into the Social Security fund for the past 25 or so years. My employers have also been contributing a similar amount to the fund in my name. If I understand correctly, my contributions are not being invested in some well-managed IRA account to be used just for me but instead were being paid to those whose who are currently receiving Social Security.

If this is the case, then it is the babies that are being born this year who will be entering the work force in 20 years and paying for my retirement when I reach age 65.For the past 10 or 20 years there have been over 1 million abortions per year performed. That means there will be 10 or 20 million fewer people contributing to the Social Security fund when I retire. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in 20 years there will not be enough contributors to fund the retirement of those who are now working and contributing to the Social Security fund.

I propose that those who choose to have an abortion (both mother and father) forfeit their right to any future benefits from the Social Security system (they should continue to pay into the system because that money goes to current retirees).

These people could take the money that they would have spent rearing the child and put it into an IRA account. They will probably end up with a much better retirement than those of us who will rely on the Social Security retirement plan.

Ed Wilson

Spanish Fork