Saturday, May 13, 2006

How to Reduce Crime, Poverty, & Illiteracy: Abort!

A legal watchdog group researching the Clinton administration's policy on the abortion drug RU-486 has discovered a letter urging President-elect Clinton to "eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country" by means of liberalized abortion legislation. Its author is Ron Weddington, co-counsel in the 1973 Roe decision. (Source)

Just a few excerpts from the disturbing communication (which can be read in its entirety beginning on page 60 of this pdf document):

There have been about 30 million abortions in this country since Roe v. Wade. Think of all the poverty, crime and misery...and then add 30 million unwanted babies to the scenario. We lost a lot of ground during the Reagan-Bush religious orgy. We don't have a lot of time left.

The biblical exhortation to 'be fruitful and multiply' was directed toward a small tribe, surrounded by enemies. We are long past that. Our survival depends upon our developing a population where everyone contributes. We don't need more cannon fodder. We don't need more parishioners. We don't need more cheap labor. We don't need more poor babies.

Apparently, abortion is not only the solution for reducing poverty and illiteracy, but Christianity as well.

I agree with Ramesh Ponnuru who writes, "Now of course these sorts of sentiments aren't shared by all or even most supporters of legal abortion, but I suspect they are more widely thought than voiced."

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Small Group Guy said...

This sounds a lot like the discussion in the book Freakenomics. It is a good book that says it does not have an agenda, but I am not so sure.

It says that in the mid 1990's crime dropped rapidly. The reason, poor moms after Roe vs. Wade had cheap access to abortions and were not as educated about the procedure. Therefore, they had abortions, a lot of abortions. The early 1990's would have seen these aborted babies growing up and becoming thugs by his estimation.

It may be true, but I would rather deal with the crime, then deal with God when He asks me one day "Why did you support abortion?"

Danielle said...

Unfortunately, this mindset is how Planned Parenthood got started in the first place. Margaret Sanger was a supporter of the Eugenics movement, which sought to eliminate certain groups of "unworthy" people by decreasing their birth rates. Adolf Hitler later borrowed ideas from the eugenics movement for his whole, killing the jews thing...