Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Pink Police State Pushes The Accelerator

Kathryn Jean Lopez has an excellent essay over at the National Review dealing with Governor Cuomo's recent push to give greater government support for abortion. Read the whole thing, but here's the payoff for me.
Today, the most recent numbers available show that in New York City two in five pregnancies end in abortion; the likelihood of abortion is 60 percent if the child in the womb happens to be black. Statewide, the numbers are lower, but still shockingly high. In the midst of this abysmal culture of death, Weddington joined the Empire State’s governor last week in Albany as he insisted that access to abortion be expanded there.

Which leads to some questions: Do we actually prefer abortion now? Is it out with safe, legal, and rare, and in with quick, legal at any stage of the pregnancy, and maybe preferred? Maybe even expected?
I'd read about Cuomo's push for more abortions and knew about the abortion rates in NYC, but hadn't put two and two together. If you're killing 40% of the unborn and you want more, then logically, you must want to kill most babies.

As good secularists who put our faith in science, we ought to conduct experiments to determine just how this will affect society. Maybe we could gather up a really big troop of bonobos and abort, say, 60% of their babies at random times during the pregnancy. After all, we use bonobos as guides for sex, right? Aren't there lots and lots of studies showing how they share a ton of DNA with us and they get it on all the time? Well, let's take it a step further. Let's snuff them out before they can escape the womb. If we want to be really clever, we could have a bonobo Gosnell who delivers the bonobo babies and then stabs / strangles / drowns them in front of the whole troop.

Pete Singer would love this sort of thing.

I couldn't find the clip I wanted*, so this will have to do. Governor Cuomo would make a fine Anton Karidian / Kodos the Executioner, don't you think?

* - From Star Trek's The Conscience of the King, here's Kodos' speech to those he is about to have aborted massacred: "The revolution is successful. But survival depends on drastic measures. Your continued existence represents a threat to the well-being of society. Your lives mean slow death to the more valued members of the colony. Therefore, I have no alternative but to sentence you to death. Your execution is so ordered, signed Kodos, Governor of Tarsus IV."

1 comment:

Mostly Nothing said...

I browsed around youtube for conscience of the king.

Got to a sci-fi channels special on it.

Nimoy tells us that Eichmann was hanged because the Nurenburg trials decided that a man must be held responsible for his own actions.

The political left has completely abandoned that belief.