It’s Not a Choice It’s a Consumer
The Orlando Sentinel (via Crooks and Liars and En Tequila Es Verdad) tells us about a bunch of loons who want a constitutional amendment in Florida and a dozen other states to define a fertilized egg as a person. Not only would this outlaw abortion, but also oral contraceptives and the morning-after pill.
As radical an idea as that is, that isn’t even what caught my attention. That shows how bad things have gotten in this country, when a group trying to take away your right to contraception doesn’t shock me any more. Of course that’s what they want to do. After they’ve accomplished that, they’ll go after spermicide (this is what’s known as the “sticky slope” argument).
What caught my attention was their masterful grasp of economics:
At a press conference in Tallahassee, speakers blamed abortion for the financial insolvency of Social Security and the bankruptcy of American auto manufacturers, citing the millions of terminated pregnancies since Roe. v. Wade as costing the nation citizens and customers.