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Anti-abortion is dysgenic

From an article in the LA Times:

The state of Texas’ sustained campaign against Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers appears to have led to an increase in births among low-income women who lost access to affordable and effective birth control, a new study says.

The analysis, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, documents a significant increase in births among women who had previously received birth control at clinics that no longer get state funding.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

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  1. Why would you expect anything less from White Republicans?

    Without Trump what are they?


    February 4, 2016 at 9:24 am

  2. more news at 11

    james n.s.w

    February 4, 2016 at 9:26 am

  3. “sustained campaign” lol

    whats it with these rags with Times in their names? Not happy just reporting news.

    Lion of the Turambar

    February 4, 2016 at 9:49 am

  4. There is something in the NY Times today about how the zika virus is causing Brazil to re-think its stringent anti-abortion laws. I was surprised. I had thought that free and easy Brazil had abortion. I was wrong

    And it explains a lot, doesn’t it? Brazil is an exceedingly stupid country. How many people here think that the zika virus will be a big deal, or will it fizzle out like ebola?


    February 4, 2016 at 9:54 am

  5. Anti-abortion is dysgenic, but everything in the present system of welfare and mass immigration has been fine-tuned and optimized for a dysgenic outcome. Welfare for the poor is fine, but only as it was originally conceived as combined with eugenic breeding restrictions.

    Mark Caplan

    February 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

    • Right. I think abortion is the least of the dysgenic factors.


      February 4, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  6. I am conflicted on this issue because while I believe abortion is tragic and terribly immoral, it’s hard to argue that the kind of people getting abortions should be encouraged to reproduce.


    February 4, 2016 at 10:08 am

    • “I am conflicted on this issue because while I believe abortion is tragic and terribly immoral, it’s hard to argue that the kind of people getting abortions should be encouraged to reproduce.”

      I agree. Abortion is a barbaric practice. The optimal solution is voluntary sterilization: No barbarism and a positive solution outcome.

      Lewis Medlock

      February 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

  7. The causative link might be mostly fiction. When my sister worked at PP, she told me black women reported that their boyfriends wouldn’t let them use birth control, though in Texas I guess the clients are more likely mex than black.

    Scooter Bibby

    February 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

    • How many of these black boyfriends are attentive enough to pay attention to whether the woman is taking birth control pills or has a IUD. Here in NYC Latinos often don’t practice birth control and have abortions because its against Catholic teaching. However Catholic teaching does not stop them from having promiscuous extra-marital sex.


      February 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm

  8. National Review basically admitted that this is what the pro-life movement is about.

    You see, Trump’s justification for becoming pro-life was that he knew somebody who didn’t get aborted and who became a winner. But that’s terrible for National Review! The real reason to oppose abortion is that it creates more losers.


    February 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

  9. Christians have ruined America

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    • Christians built America, dummy.


      February 4, 2016 at 11:22 am

      • Really? The founding fathers wanted the black population to increase by 10s of millions each century like today’s Christians do?

        Otis the Sweaty

        February 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      • Thanks for the hilarious non sequitur.


        February 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  10. Thesis: Anti-abortion laws may be dysgenic, but White Christian anti-abortion culture is eugenic. Passing on the idea to your children that abortion is deeply wrong will tend to increase their fertility rate. White Christian anti-abortion culture doesn’t much affect demand for abortion among the dysgenic portions of the population.

    Case in point: a college girlfriend got pregnant due to a birth control screw-up and she had an abortion, with my encouragement. If either of us had been strongly influenced by anti-abortion culture, we likely would have kept the child.

    However, under my present circumstances, it’s likely I will never have children.

    A Catholic girl at my high school got pregnant and kept the child. If she had been raised secular, she almost certainly would not have. Her IQ was probably in the 105-115 range.


    February 4, 2016 at 11:21 am

    • “A Catholic girl at my high school got pregnant and kept the child.”

      What’s her life situation now? In most cases, this leads to single motherhood, which is not good for the mother or the child.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

      • She gave it up for adoption. This is the instruction that the Catholic Church gives young people in this situation. I’d be willing to bet that it did not affect her future fertility, or at least that, on balance, it did not reduce her probability-adjusted fertility by a full child (it may have reduced it, by, say, 0.3 children). Of course, someone in her situation would also want to be sure that the Catholic Church is working with her to help place the child. Because this inherently discriminates against gay couples, the Democrats have attacked this option.


        February 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      • Girls/women giving up their babies for adoption is EXTREMELY rare. Normally it doesn’t happen.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        February 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  11. The increase doesn’t look that significant based on the numbers in the article, and the state could (and should) dramatically increase access to contraception using walk-in medical clinics, (non-Catholic) church operated clinics or various state resources. In fact that’s probably possible right now, but articles like this and other pro-choice propaganda act as though PP is the only place on earth a woman has access to birth control.


    February 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm

  12. I am a guy so I will never know..but I would think that having a baby and then giving it up for adoption would be infinitely more saddening for a woman than aborting it (at least in the early term).


    February 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  13. this is going to result in an increase in crime. (google it.)

    the people who were getting abortions were the kind that shouldn’t be raising children in the 1st place. now our taxes have to raise those kids for 18 years, unless they end up in jail, then we’ll have to pay for even longer.


    February 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  14. (Friction based research)

    Travis County sees alarming trend in teen pregnancies

    The county-wide research shows Hispanic teens are seven times more likely than their white counterparts to give birth.

    Dr. Murillo says there are many variables contributing to birth rates for Latino youth, “research tells us that this issue is multifactorial with different perspectives. Some attribute the high rates of teen births to Latino culture and religion, others attribute it to poverty or limited access to health and prevention services.
    Others connect it to youth’s needs to feel valued and loved.”


    February 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    • Or maybe it’s because Latinos are “natural conservatives.” Unlike Asians who have never been accused of being “natural conservatives.”

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 5, 2016 at 9:04 am

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