Skip to comments.Unborn Child a Parasite, a Tapeworm: Columnist
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."
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God help any child that Shane Krouse "fathers"
As if this dude will ever get a woman to spread her legs for him.
Shane Krouse is an MSU sophomore and State News columnist. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
"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"
Me thinks the tapeworm doth protest too much.
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.
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This is disgusting!
That's rather despicable but no surprise however. I've heard a woman call a fetus a kind of cancer.
So I wonder how they feel about Welfare recipients?
I've seen much the same thing being said by posters on FreeRepublic.
Not really.... tapeworms make you thin. Babies make you fat :~)
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.
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