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Thursday, July 23, 2015

When in Doubt, Blame the "White Guy"

TRIGGER WARNING:  In which I discuss distortions of the facts with regard to abortion.
For John, BLUFYou have to listen to every argument, but then you have to discard a lot of them for just being flat out factless.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The InstaPundit is on the abortion issue this morning, and not without reason.  The reason is the distortion of information to allow the intellectually lazy to feel good about abortions, rather than seeing them as the small or large tragedies they are.  This item is from News Busters, where Reporter Katie Yoder does a fisking of CNN's Sally Kohn in "Sally Kohn Blames Planned Parenthood Videos on ‘Patriarchy,’ ‘White Supremacy’".

Well, I do have to give credit to the "White Supremacy" argument, given that Ms Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, wanted to reduce the number of Black babies.

The early 1900s are not over, they have just changed cloths.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Yes, I grant that for some it is a medical necessity, the Mother against the unborn child.  I wonder if we ignore the fact that it may not be a slam-dunk decision for the Mother.  Might she not feel a twinge of regret along with the relief that a life threatening situation has been overcome.  A small twinge for what might have been?


Craig H said...

Regarding your post script: I think everyone underestimates, discounts and dismisses the emotions and wisdom of a woman in the midst of possibly one of the most important decisions of her life. On the one side, it's all assumed to be constitutionally protected caprice. On the other, it's characterized as soul-less and craven narcissism without any necessary regard for humanity.

Either we trust individuals to decide for themselves, or we empower our government to always decide for us. The real frustration I have is that, on the one hand, we have righties screaming bloody murder that they should be required to furnish wedding cakes on a fair and equitable basis, and bitterly denying that the government has any right to intervene in something so "important". (To them, anyway). And, on the other hand, those same righties are screaming bloody murder that somebody somewhere might be left to decide for themselves.

All I want to know is, which is it?

And when can we all just sit down, shut up, and realize that to be afforded our own freedom, we have to be big enough people to allow it for others. (It's kind of the premise of things here, or at least when they were founded).

Too bad for us so many people have lost the plot.

C R Krieger said...

I agree about the "theater" of it all, and the unwillingness to grant the "other side" a shred of humanity.  As I said to some friends in an EMail earlier today, "We are evolving.   The sad part is the Social Justice Warriors think they arrived pure and it is the rest of us with baggage.  Makes dialogue hard."

The Wedding Cake issue is an example.  I think the bakers should make the cake.  On the other hand, are they the only bakers in the county?  If not, why rub their nose in it?

The local lumber yards must be doing a good business in chips, for folks to put on their shoulders.

Regards  —  Cliff