Sunday, May 11, 2008

Robert's Rules

Robert Folzenlogen at Nature's Blog: Motherhood and Abortion just about wins the silly award:

Animal studies have demonstrated that almost half of fertilized eggs fail to implant in the uterus; of those that do implant, some are lost to spontaneous abortion (miscarriage). The "pro-life" contingent, which insists that life begins at fertilization, are either ignorant of these facts or choose to ignore them.

Buess what? All studies, human and animal show 100% mortality after birth or hatching. 100%! So I guess this means that all killing is okay, since we're all gonna die anyway?

Robert, not only are you being illogical, you're being unoriginal. The old "So many of them die anyway, it must be okay to kill them" has been around as long as I've been an activist, which is going on 25 years now.


Folzy said...

Robert Folzenlogen is the father of an adoptee. He is not agreeing with abortion just because you don't want to be responsible for a child...I think that what he is saying is that sometimes, if people are too selfish to look at other options like adoption, or raising their child in a loving, nurturing home, than sometimes maybe it is better for that child to not even have to be born in to a world full of hatred, resentment, and abuse. I don't agree with abortion, but I certainly don't agree that a child should be raised feeling unloved and unwanted. You missed the point of his blog.

Christina Dunigan said...

Nobody's arguing that children ought to be raised in wretched homes. I'm just arguing that it's wrong to address human suffering by killing people who might suffer. If you're going to reduce human suffering by killing people, it would make more sense to *kill the people who CAUSE the suffering*!