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The Last Little Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

Another good ‘un from Goad


The hoarsely ululating throats of the “pro-life” and “pro-choice” movements screamed at each other outside a small abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi last week as a federal judge cock-blocked a state lawand allowed the clinic to stay open for now. The law would have effectively shut down the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic.

Few political issues are as supercharged with moral hysteria as abortion. What’s moral, as always, is in the eye of the moralizer. Outside the clinic and in the comments section of every online news story about the case, there were the requisite dueling accusations of moral turpitude and hypocrisy, of which side values basic human dignity and which doesn’t. The pro-lifers spoke of a legal holocaust of unborn fetuses while the pro-choicers bemoaned state-sanctioned reproductive slavery.

One side warned of bloody coat hangers from back-alley abortions, while the other toted garish picket signs of legally aborted shredded embryos. And all of it was a relentlessly bloody power struggle for the moral upper hand: On one extreme you have those who believe one drop of spilled male semen is an abomination before the Lord, while on the other were the super-empowered mega-sluts who instead choose to sacralize their “sexuality” and blithely eject unwanted fetuses from their wombs with the regularity of old toasters disgorging the morning’s burnt toast.

The struggle was framed in loaded, meaningless jargon and hopelessly reductive phrasing, much of it tied to the forever-in-flux term “rights.” You were either for women’s rights or those of the fetus. You were either waging a war on women or a war on the unborn. One person’s “killing a fetus” is another’s “women’s healthcare.” The phrase “reproductive justice” emerged with unacceptable frequency, and I don’t think it’s unfair to say that anyone who uses that term should have been aborted.

Amid such ideological mud-wrestling, even the word “choice” becomes meaningless. Sure, maybe the man chose not to wear a rubber, but unless the woman was raped, she chose to let him ride her bareback without using contraception. Although he may have chosen to cum inside her, he has no choice in whether she chooses to allow the fertilized egg to grow, neither does he have a choice not to pay child support, nor does the average taxpayer have any choice whether to pay for either the abortion or, in many cases, the kid’s food stamps and education.

As someone who is nearly able to climax merely by poring over leftist contradictions, I started to notice that it was nearly impossible to endorse abortion without in some way supporting basic eugenic precepts. It’s difficult to argue that all living humans are equal if you also support snuffing the unborn in the womb because they’re “unwanted”—or to use an equivalent term with far more sinister implications, because they’re “undesirable.” This is yet another of those supremely enjoyable instances where Nazi-hating leftists find themselves goose-stepping along with an ideology commonly associated with Adolf Hitler.

Supposedly, the mere notion that it would be a good idea for humans to selectively breed for quality was forever “discredited” as “pseudoscience” because of the Holocaust. Never mind that this is as huge a logical leap as claiming that allowing steak knives at dinner tables invariably leads to mass stabbings. And pay no attention to the fact that the modern Israeli state endorses genetic screeningfor couples who plan to conceive.

Pro-choice leftists revealed their perhaps subconscious eugenic prejudices merely in their descriptions of the Magnolia State’s dysgenically pro-life denizens. Although Mississippi is the blackest state in the country, it’s assumed that when people disparage “Southerners” and all the unflattering statistics about Southern states, they’re always talking about white people. Mississippi was verbally shat upon as a land of smelly, inbred, toothless, barefoot, backwards, ignorant, borderline retarded rednecks who are allowed to marry their cousins yet forbidden to abort the undoubtedly deformed child that would result from their coupling. Though these stereotypes are familiar, it’s hardly ever pointed out that such concepts express a belief that it’s possible to breed for stupidity. Beyond all that, marrying your first cousin is illegal in Mississippi—such a regressive practice is reserved for fortresses of ignorance such as New York and California.

Being pro-abortion and anti-“racism” also ignores that fact that abortion disproportionately eliminates black fetuses. Although leftists insist that all living humans are equal, they never apply this standard to the dead or the unborn. It’s true that Mississippi lynched more blacks (539) than any other state in American history, but if you extrapolate statistics from here, black women in Mississippi chose to abort over 2,000 of their fetuses in the year 2008 alone, most of them likely at the little clinic in Jackson. If only a quarter of those women had decided not to abort that year, it would have numerically replaced the total number of blacks lynched throughout Mississippi history.

Even the seemingly benign terms “family planning” and “birth control” have a eugenic flavor to them, and if you dig back a century or so, you’d see that the antique “progressives” who hatched the modern “progressives” were positively gung-ho about eugenics.

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, the Mother of a Billion Thwarted Embryos, focused on contraception rather than abortion, but her reasons for doing so would shock the armpit hair right off the shrillest modern pro-choice radical feminist. Sanger said she believed blacks were inferior and buddied up with people such as Lothrop Stoddard, author of The Rising Tide of Color Against White Supremacy. Sanger published articles with titles such as “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” and wrote a book called Woman and the New Race. She spoke of a “pitifully cruel sentimentalism” that forbade “the process of weeding out the unfit.”

Despite its eugenic roots, Planned Parenthood continues to receive nearly a half-billion in tax dollarsyearly.

Westerners routinely practice voluntary eugenics by choosing to abort over 90 percent of fetuses that genetic screening determines are afflicted with Down syndrome. In Asia, female fetuses are routinely aborted due to advances in sonography and amniocentesis. House Democrats in America recently shot downa Republican-sponsored bill that would have made it illegal for anyone to perform an abortion “knowing that the abortion is sought based on the sex, gender, color or race of the child, or the race of a parent of that child.” In the leftist cosmos, both discrimination and life only begin at birth.

Beyond aborting to screen out medical defects and for reasons of “discrimination,” if someone aborts a fetus because they feel incapable of either providing it with sufficient love or supporting it financially, they are in some way declaring themselves to be “unfit” parents, a term which carries its own eugenic undertones.

And then there are women who are merely too stupid, shiftless, or slutty to practice proper birth control. Such behavior may suggest dysgenic character traits in the mother, but it’s not as if she’s consciously promoting eugenic concepts.

So unless she’s merely being a lazy slob, the female consumer of abortion services is deliberately practicing eugenics. In summary, abortion is strictly for eugenicists or lazy slobs, and I have no tolerance for lazy slobs.

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