Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Abortion: The Untouchable Discrimination Enabler

It's incredible to me that in a supposedly civilized Western country, we turn a blind eye to the blatant gender and handicap discrimination of selective abortion.

Some people see handicap discrimination less morally reprehensible than gender discrimination - even if we're talking about a mere cosmetic deformity such as a cleft palate or a club foot.

Gender discrimination seems a bit less palatable, but the practice is facilitated thanks to the ease of sex-testing via test kits and 3-D ultrasounds, and the availability of unconditional publicly-funded abortion in Canada.

William Saletan's editorial in today's Post shows how the once taboo issue of gender selection by abortion is now in the process of becoming legitimized as one of consumer rights - How did abortion become a consumer-protection issue?

Which means that children are a commodity.

But as abhorrent as that concept is, we can't compromise the sacred right to abortion on demand.

So in the future Darwinian world of perfect males, the feminists who stubbornly refused to budge an inch on abortion rights should theoretically see their gender's numbers thin out by natural selection.

And it will be harder than ever for the Liberal and NDP parties to meet their minimum female candidate targets.


OMMAG said...

Curious ... the way things are going we'll be needing MORE women not fewer.

About 72 to 1 is the number that comes to mind for some reason....

Joanne (True Blue) said...

72 to 1?

valiantmauz said...

I do believe that's a reference to "teh mooslims r owtbreeding us" meme plus the added bonus of the 72 virgins trope.


Joanne (True Blue) said...

Valiantmauz - Ah, thanks. A bit slow on the uptake here. ;)