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Cash is under threat across our planet.
Card schemes hate cash, as they can only wring profit from their debt-creating plastic products.
Visa and MasterCard have both made clear that cash is their enemy. Since 90% of all purchases on our planet are made using cash, this enemy of the card schemes must be the trusty friend of humanity.
Cash-is-Cool is working tirelessly to defend cash from predatory card schemes.
As a Mum, I know just how important children are to most women.
Rightly or wrongly, there are still many of us who see being a mother as being the most important part of our lives.
Very, very, sad then to read that a significant number of pregnancies last year were terminated by women in their 30's who quoted economic reasons for their decision.
That confirms two things for me.
Firstly, women are suffering more than men in the current economic downturn. There is no comparable decision a man ever has to take and therefore no sacrifice so great.
Secondly, in this day and age, there is normally no excuse for women to get pregnant if they can't afford the baby. Of course, financial circumstances can change but, in the main, a little foresight would lead to fewer "unaffordable" pregnancies.
Women in their 30's do not have the excuse of young girls, who can rightfully claim that inexperience lead to an unplanned pregnancy. Adults need to do better in planning their lives, including parenthood.
The good news, by the way, is that terminations by teenage girls last year were down in number.
Maybe youngsters are getting smarter after all!
Tuesday, 12th June 2012