"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

War on Women

One of the problems with political discourse is that you simply can't shame liberals.   If you demonstrate the historical links between Planned Parenthood and the eugenics movement of the 1920s, you get blank-eyed stares.   If you put the legalized abortion regime in America in the context of the forced abortion regime in China under communist rule... same blank stare.   Anyway, this video is getting a lot of play on conservative blogs in the context of offering a rejoinder to the liberal meme of conservatives "war on women," although I doubt it will make a dent in the unexamined premises of liberalism on abortion:

In a world where people "plan" their families, and, at least in the West, want smaller families (one or two children at most), it should not surprise anyone that there are people out there who are willing to abort their babies if they don't get the boy that they want.   It's been going on in China and India for decades.   But, look, science is moving fast, particularly in the realm of pre-natal genetic testing.   We already (immorally, in my view) have an effective regime of aborting Downs Syndrome babies who have been identified through pre-natal testing.   So we've concluded that it's OK to abort the 60-80 IQ baby.   What if a decade from now we have a more refined pre-natal test for IQ?   Is it OK to abort the 95 IQ baby conceived by the college-graduate parents?   How about the 105 IQ baby conceived to the Harvard alumni couple?    Perfectly normal, average kids... is that OK too, just because someone "chooses"? 

Take it a step further.   What if a decade from now we are able to test for homosexuality?   Liberals out there... is it OK to "choose" to abort a homosexual son?   What if we are able to test for darkness of skin color?   Liberals out there... is it OK to "choose" to abort a daughter born into a mixed race household whose Negroid characteristics are more dominant?   How about midgets?   Or the child with a propensity for obesity?  

When you get started down the path of deciding whose right to life is worth respecting, all roads lead to perdition.  

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