Tad, how do you feel about forced abortion? If you and your wife worked for Sea Org, you'd have been forced to abort at least your oldest child, possibly both. Since Sea Org workers are barely paid anything and have minimal time off, it's difficult for married couples to get reliable birth control, and biology ensures that some married couples will get pregnant. Once the pregnancy was revealed, Sea Org likely would have separated you, possibly to different cities, kept you from talking to each other, and scared your wife that her Scientology relatives would disconnect from her and you, Tad would divorce AND disconnect from her unless she got the abortion. Plus, she would lose her job in Sea Org. Your wife would have been surrounded for many hours by people firing verbal attacks and threats at her. If both of you refused the abortion, you'd both get fired. Then if you wanted to stay in Scientology, you'd have to pay back your bogus Freeloader's Bill, for all courses you took while in Sea Org. You'd have no job, and deep debt. What other employer does this? What other religion does this? This happened to really nice people, who didn't KNOW when they signed up for Sea Org that they would be forced to make this heart-wrenching decision.
This policy may have changed, since the Headley case.* That gave CoS blistering publicity and, even though the case didn't go forward because of "ministerial exception," CoS apparently didn't want new ladies coming forward claiming forced abortions. CoS has let at least one woman quietly leave when she refused the abortion, rather than have her escape and run to the newspapers and Internet with her story.
So, you think, welllll, then that's "in the past." I'm getting my wins, and my life is sweet, so those abortions are somebody else's problem. No, Tad, it's still mandatory-abortion-or-quietly-leave-Sea-Org. They just have stopped dumping a massive pile of bricks on the woman to make her decide to abort. They still don't support the couples to get effective birth control, and even effective birth control has a small failure rate.
You use your own babies for public relations for this organization, and you support CoS in many ways. You OWN those aborted babies, and , once they turn 18, if they don't reject their public relations role, you're making your children, as adults in the future, own them, too.
*Women who were forced to abort tell their stories: http://www.lermanet.com/cos/abortions.html
and http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Women_revea ... cientology