It bothers me a bit that so many people are totally unable to set aside their base emotional reactions and actually deal with arguments intelligently. Quite often, I see this from the liberal side, as I did today on quite a few different claims, where they just reacted, wholly without reason, because they really had no answers to what was being asked of them. Then I made a mistake and wandered, quite innocently, into the abortion forum to make a single and quite simple statement and I got immediately attacked for it.
Someone had posted that a million fetuses (that’s not the word they used) were killed via abortion per year in the United States. I said, quite accurately, that in 2012, more than 56 million people died worldwide. So what if a million fetuses were among them? It is an honest question and one that anti-abortionists are completely able to parse because they can’t move beyond their foolish “what about the children” rhetoric. People die every day, often from natural causes, often from disaster, sometimes from human-caused violence. In the U.S., 37 people, on average, are killed by lightning every year. What makes those lives any less valuable than an aborted fetus? After all, we don’t see these “pro-life” people campaigning to save the electrocuted.
But yeah, the shit hit the fan and I found myself in the middle of a shitstorm because I dared to suggest that all fetuses aren’t that important. Well, they’re not. Let’s be honest here, between 25-35% of all pregnancies end in miscarriages, we don’t see the “pro-life” crowd running around whining about those fetuses, do we? It’s not even a concern because they’re natural occurrences. In fact, the overwhelming majority of fertilized eggs fail to implant in the uterus at all and are simply flushed from the system, but there is no outrage from the “pro-life” crowd whatsoever. That means that if they believe in God and are at all honest, then God is the biggest abortionist in history. Yet bring up that nugget of joy and they run around like someone raped their chihuahua. There is something wrong with these people.
That’s really why I don’t bother with abortion debates often, usually neither side has the capacity to be at all rational. You have the rabid, insane anti-abortionists and the rabid, insane hyper-feminists screaming at each other and there’s no point to being involved. You can’t reason with either side and posting something rational just gets you attacked by both of them. The simple fact is, there are over 7 billion people infesting this planet today and losing a couple million of them a year to abortion isn’t a big deal. In fact, if half the population of the planet dropped dead tomorrow, I wouldn’t shed a tear, most people are totally useless sacks of shit in human skin. We could stand to lose a sizable percentage of them. Why would I cry about a bunch of fetuses that will almost certainly not amount to anything? It makes no rational sense to me.
In any case, I might watch the antics in the abortion forum for a little bit, just to have something to shake my head at. Granted, I don’t need any more things to be frustrated at their stupidity, but hey, when the opportunity presents itself, I might as well.