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Unborn Child a Parasite, a Tapeworm: Columnist
LifeSiteNews ^ | Hilary White and John Jalsevac

Posted on 08/02/2006 3:19:21 PM PDT by wagglebee

ANN ARBOR, August 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a July 26 column that reads almost like a parody of the slogans of the abortion movement, a sophomore at Michigan State University has declared that the unborn child is a parasite, similar to a tapeworm that should be "annihilated."
 
Writing for The State News, the campus paper of Michigan State University, one of the largest univerities in the U.S., Shane Krouse writes, "The fetus is merely a wad of cells. A mere wad of cells doesn't equate to a fully functioning, living human being. A wad of cells cannot make its own cognitive decisions… Comparatively, a fetus is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for fetuses to suffer the same fate?"
 
Krouse asks rhetorically, "How can you kill something that is not yet living?" He answers his own question saying that the child after birth is "alive" because it no longer receives nutrients and oxygen through the umbilical cord from the mother. He does not clarify how a thing that processes nutrients and oxygen, grows, moves independently and replicates its own cells – the usual criteria for living things established by the biological sciences – can be not alive in the womb but suddenly alive at the moment of birth.

Nick Mrozowski, the editor for The State News, told LifeSiteNews.com that Krouse's piece does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the newspaper itself. "When we publish a columnist it is their view," he said. "We routinely publish columns that the paper does or does not agree with."

"[Krouse] has reinvigorated a debate in our community that is important. A debate is good."

Mrozowski said that the reponse to Krouse's inflammatory language has been a mere handful of letters, some opposed and some in favor. 

One woman wrote to the State News to say that she agreed with Shane Krouse that the unborn child is a parasite that may be killed with impunity.
 
Clementine Ford of Adelaide, Australia wrote in response that because the "reasoning for abortion is
personal…there can be no definable ‘valid’ reason for having one."
 
"Personally, I aborted my parasite because of failed contraception and a fervent desire not to breed right now. I feel no guilt for my actions."

See the original State News story at
http://www.statenews.com/op_article.phtml?pk=36986



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykillers; fetus; moralabsolutes; prenataldevelopment; prolife; sick
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These people are subhuman degenerate scum.
1 posted on 08/02/2006 3:19:24 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; Mr. Silverback

Pro-Life Ping


2 posted on 08/02/2006 3:20:56 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: 8mmMauser

Ping


3 posted on 08/02/2006 3:21:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

God help any child that Shane Krouse "fathers"


4 posted on 08/02/2006 3:21:15 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: wagglebee
Disgusting. I would more consider Mr. Krouse to be a tapeworm than a poor innocent baby. I'm gonna stop before I say some things that would be inappropriate for this forum.
5 posted on 08/02/2006 3:22:08 PM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: dynachrome
God help any child that Shane Krouse "fathers"

As if this dude will ever get a woman to spread her legs for him.

6 posted on 08/02/2006 3:22:37 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Closing in on 3000 posts, of which maybe 50 were worthwhile!)
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To: wagglebee
"Personally, I aborted my parasite because of failed contraception and a fervent desire not to breed right now. I feel no guilt for my actions."

Wow

7 posted on 08/02/2006 3:22:37 PM PDT by ocr1
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

Shane Krouse is an MSU sophomore and State News columnist. Reach him at krousesh@msu.edu.


8 posted on 08/02/2006 3:23:04 PM PDT by Coleus ("God hates moderates, Revelation 3:15-16")
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To: wagglebee

The __________ is merely a wad of cells. A mere wad of cells doesn't equate to a fully functioning, living human being. A wad of cells cannot make its own cognitive decisions… Comparatively, a __________ is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for __________ to suffer the same fate?


9 posted on 08/02/2006 3:23:06 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: wagglebee

"Personally, I aborted my parasite because of failed contraception and a fervent desire not to breed right now. I feel no guilt for my actions"

Horrible.


10 posted on 08/02/2006 3:23:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: wagglebee
This type of commentary as related in this article,is just pathetically sad. To be so cold toward human life is unreal to me....people like this must lead a very sad existence....
11 posted on 08/02/2006 3:23:59 PM PDT by Kimmers
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To: wagglebee

Me thinks the tapeworm doth protest too much.


12 posted on 08/02/2006 3:24:09 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: wagglebee

A bunch of disgusting statements that IMO contribute heavily to the lack of respect for life in general and much of the cause of violence by criminals that ends in death.


13 posted on 08/02/2006 3:24:14 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Alexander Rubin; An American In Dairyland; Antoninus; Aquinasfan; BIRDS; BlackElk; BlessedBeGod; ...
Moral Absolutes Ping!

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This is disgusting!

14 posted on 08/02/2006 3:24:19 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

That's rather despicable but no surprise however. I've heard a woman call a fetus a kind of cancer.


15 posted on 08/02/2006 3:24:52 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: wagglebee

So I wonder how they feel about Welfare recipients?


16 posted on 08/02/2006 3:26:07 PM PDT by MarkeyD (The patriotism of the New York Times = The humanity of an Islamic terrorist.)
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To: wagglebee

I've seen much the same thing being said by posters on FreeRepublic.


17 posted on 08/02/2006 3:26:37 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: wagglebee
Comparatively, a fetus is little more than a tapeworm.

Not really.... tapeworms make you thin. Babies make you fat :~)

18 posted on 08/02/2006 3:26:52 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: ocr1

Don't anybody take this wrong--I'm glad she didn't procreate. We don't need anymore selfish people on this planet that won't take responsbility for their actions. The tone of the comments of support disturb me greatly. That anyone treats life so cheaply is a lot like a terrorist.


19 posted on 08/02/2006 3:27:04 PM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Richard T. Blalock-USS Ramage)
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To: Lexinom
The liberal is merely a wad of cells. A mere wad of cells doesn't equate to a fully functioning, living human being. A wad of cells cannot make its own cognitive decisions… Comparatively, a liberal is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for liberal to suffer the same fate?
20 posted on 08/02/2006 3:27:28 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: wagglebee

Non artes, non scientia, non veritas. - Today's University of Michigan.


21 posted on 08/02/2006 3:27:31 PM PDT by Mack Truck
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To: wagglebee
Comparatively, a fetus is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for fetuses to suffer the same fate?"

In this guys case he is right he was nothing but a parasite
22 posted on 08/02/2006 3:27:42 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: wagglebee; Coleus; Tax-chick

If the unborn child is regarded as parasite, does this mean the UN will lift the ban on DDT? Sorry, I couldn't resist.


23 posted on 08/02/2006 3:27:48 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Lexinom

Did Shane have a mother, or was he born from an egg laid in a shittepile on the side of the road?


24 posted on 08/02/2006 3:28:05 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ocr1
"I feel no guilt for my actions."

Exhibit A of a completely seared conscience, and probably a raving sociopath.

25 posted on 08/02/2006 3:28:45 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

how sad

God loves you Shane

How sad.


26 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:04 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: wagglebee

I am a believer in abortion on demand: POST PARTUM ABORTION and on my demand only; but NEVER innocents in the womb. There are plenty of people the world would be better off without. What better solution than POST PARTUM ABORTION?


27 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:06 PM PDT by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: wagglebee

Speaking of parasites...

I'd like to see what this girls financial aid, student loans, student housing, medical, and allowance from the pay-rents ammounts to.

http://www.attackcartoons.com


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28 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:06 PM PDT by attackcartoons
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To: wagglebee

""The fetus is merely a wad of cells. A mere wad of cells doesn't equate to a fully functioning, living human being. A wad of cells cannot make its own cognitive decisions…"

And, you're a slightly larger wad of cells, Shane Krouse. Living you may well be, but full function appears to have eluded you. Should you make the decision, cognitively or otherwise, to cease being a tedious tapeworm upon society, you will affect the function of no life other than your own. Think about that, parasite, the next time you feel the need to diminish the humanity of the least among us.


29 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:21 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: wagglebee
Comparatively, a fetus is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for fetuses to suffer the same fate?"

They really can't tell the difference a human being and a tapeworm? These people are warped.

30 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:43 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: wagglebee

krousesh@msu.edu


31 posted on 08/02/2006 3:30:56 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: wagglebee
A wad of cells cannot make its own cognitive decisions…

Yeah well babies can't either and are just as big parasite since you have to feed clothe bathe hosue them etc so why not toxify them off if too much of a bother
32 posted on 08/02/2006 3:31:03 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: wagglebee

sophomore at Michigan State University the little guy likely does not even know how to choose a good beer and we are concerned what he thinks about life.

saw a great sign yesterday

Young men think old men are fools

old men KNOW young men are fools


33 posted on 08/02/2006 3:32:07 PM PDT by Deepest South
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To: attackcartoons
damnit...
34 posted on 08/02/2006 3:32:28 PM PDT by attackcartoons
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To: wagglebee
Ah, this collumnists displays the brilliance and depth of thought commonplace at Moo U, otherwise known as Michigan State.

Yet another reason why I'm glad to me a Michigan Tech grad! Sure, there may be some liberals there, but the cold and on-campus gun-range tends to scare most of them off....

35 posted on 08/02/2006 3:32:29 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: wagglebee
The FreeRepublic discussion last week about the original column (with pictures of the "wads of cells").
36 posted on 08/02/2006 3:32:49 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: wagglebee
Krouse asks rhetorically, "How can you kill something that is not yet living?"

I'm guessing Krouse isn't a biology major.

37 posted on 08/02/2006 3:32:57 PM PDT by Argus
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To: wagglebee

I have news for these people: a child is a "parasite" until about the age of 22. Or even later. If we're going to murder the language, let's slaughter it completely while we're at it.


38 posted on 08/02/2006 3:33:48 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: wagglebee
To me, this was the most frightening line of all:

"[Krouse] has reinvigorated a debate in our community that is important. A debate is good."

Suppose he had submitted a column arguing that black people were not human beings with rights that others should respect. No doubt that would "reinvigorate" debate, but I'm quite sure it would not have seen print in a college newspaper. These kids have minds of mush, but by sophomore year the mush has been poured into PC molds and is hardening fast.

The kids, of course, don't see that they are being brainwashed. They think their minds have been awakened by becoming immersed in the give-and-take of academic debate. They show it off by spouting rancid bilge like this boy's op-ed . . . or by defending such swill as the exercise of free speech.

39 posted on 08/02/2006 3:34:14 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: wagglebee
Wow! Mr. Krouse sounds like a winner.

I think he is just a stupid sophomore trying to write things which will make his liberal professors happy.
40 posted on 08/02/2006 3:35:16 PM PDT by after dark ('Tis now the very witching time of night;)
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To: beaversmom

You know, there are times I wish we could have the address for the mothers of these idiots and ask them why they didn't abort them? Afterall, this kid must think his mother is truly stupid to have kept a cancer or a tapeworm in her body for nine months. But then I think they might be just as horrified about how their offspring turned out as the rest of us. At least I hope that.


41 posted on 08/02/2006 3:35:44 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: My2Cents
Exhibit A of a completely seared conscience, and probably a raving sociopath.

Agreed, but have any of them ever felt guilt for their actions?

42 posted on 08/02/2006 3:35:49 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Higher visibility leads to greater zottability.)
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To: wagglebee

"Personally, I aborted my parasite because..."

I'm speechless..

(God, help us..)


43 posted on 08/02/2006 3:35:56 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: dynachrome
"Honey, I have something to tell you... I have worms!"

Has a lovely ring to it doesn't it? Disgusting.
44 posted on 08/02/2006 3:36:23 PM PDT by ljswisc
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To: wagglebee

What is the deal in Michigan? There seem to be many reprehensible types there.


45 posted on 08/02/2006 3:36:23 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is now a crime to say what you think.)
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To: wagglebee
Shane Krouse writes, "The fetus is merely a wad of cells. A mere wad of cells doesn't equate to a fully functioning, living human being. A wad of cells cannot make its own cognitive decisions… Comparatively, a fetus is little more than a tapeworm. It is quite common for humans to annihilate parasites with medications or toxins, so why not allow for fetuses to suffer the same fate?"

Sounds like Mr. Krouse could stand to do a semester of basic Human Biology. As far as making it's own decisions, I wonder if Mr. Krouse will off his grandparents or his parents when they get old and frail, and can no longer make decisions for themselves?

46 posted on 08/02/2006 3:37:12 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: wagglebee
More than likely, Shane Krouse is nothing more than a parasite, living on his parents. Maybe they should cut off his nutrients. I'm sure he makes them very proud.

Mark

47 posted on 08/02/2006 3:37:22 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: ladyinred
What is the deal in Michigan?

Too many sophomores living in their parent's basements all winter.

48 posted on 08/02/2006 3:38:34 PM PDT by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: TXBubba

I don't know if I ever e-mailed to you the comments from Yahoo when they used to have clubs. I collected a whole bunch of different quotes from a club called Abortion Celebration. The women (and some men) that inhabited that site were demons. I'll have to see if I can dig those up.


49 posted on 08/02/2006 3:38:46 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: wagglebee

Not even an abortio-nazi could be this stupid. I just don't believe it. This has got to be something akin to "A Modest Proposal"


50 posted on 08/02/2006 3:39:05 PM PDT by GulfBreeze (I don't believe in athiests. They just don't exist...)
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