Sunday, November 25, 2007


This is the sort of Orwellian crap you couldn't make up if you tried.

A British woman who had an abortion 10 years ago and was later sterilized did so because she believes pregnancy is bad for the environment, the London Daily Mail reported Sunday.

A woman aborts her child as a way to "save the planet".


Are we supposed to applaud this act as some sort of sacrificial good by this "martyr"? Should I rejoice that she is so giving and thoughtful for keeping another human from sucking up all our air, taking up our space, and eating all the Oreos?

Insane rationalizations such as this are what make evangelicals so rabid in their defense of life. As soon as you think it can't get worse, it does.

Great. The planet will be saved.

Who will save us from ourselves?


Your Hubby said...

Reading this reminded me of the lyrics of an old 4 Him song called "For Future Generations" part of which I'll quote below:

So nature has its needs, that’s a lesson learned
But it appears to me there are greater concerns
‘Cause we can save the planet
Thinkin’ we will somehow survive
But father time is calling us
To save somebody’s life,

Jazzki said...

"Abortamentalists"---oooo, Terri, that scathing word is touche! (And I loved the part about the Oreos!)

But think about how logical her idea is, according to her premise---according to what she thinks is The Greatest Good: Mother Earth is our Giant Breast, therefore, everything revolves around preserving the health of that Giant Breast (sorry 4 this analogy in the face of what you're going thru right now).

I think I hear ROMANS 1 in the background: "worshipping the creature" and "without natural affection."

Lifewish said...

Insane rationalizations such as this are what make evangelicals so rabid in their defense of life.

I would guess that is precisely why the Daily Mail published it. The Mail is one of a handful of British tabloids that make the John Birch Society look dangerously liberal. As far as I can tell, they pick their stories based on outrage factor not accuracy.

This is precisely why skeptics like myself are so rabid in their defense of rationality: because, in a society where truth is not a bedrock value, nice normal people are far too easy to manipulate with scare stories like this.