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Women Who Have Abortions to Save the Planet Are the Selfish Ones
Life News ^ | 11/30/07 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 12/02/2007 10:20:48 AM PST by wagglebee

Hey, did you hear the one about the woman who aborted her kid so she could save the planet?

That's no joke, but Darwin must be chuckling somewhere.

Toni Vernelli was one of two women recently featured in a London Daily Mail story about environmentalists who take their carbon footprint very, very seriously.

So seriously, in fact, that Vernelli aborted a pregnancy and, by age 27, had herself sterilized. Baby making, she says, is "selfish" and "all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet."

Because Toni and her husband, Ed, are childless and vegan, they say they can justify one long-haul airplane trip per year and still remain carbon neutral.

Sarah Irving is another like-minded nature-nurturer. She and fiance Mark Hudson decided on him having a vasectomy to prevent the possibility of an inconvenient life interfering with their carbon-perfect ones.

Those of us who have managed to see a pregnancy through to birth recognize the irony of these tales.

If we're not saving the planet for our kids, for whom are we saving it? After we're all sterilized and aborted, who's going to appreciate the fact that global warming is, by golly, under control? Who's going to live to tell the tale?

Tell me: When was the last time you read a good book by a polar bear?

Human beings may unconsciously wish to maintain their genetic line, but that's not the reason most people have children. OK, most of us have children because we get pregnant. But otherwise, the planet — glorious as it is — is simply not that much fun with no one around.

The authors of the newspaper story seemed to have a sense of something gone awry, but I don't share their nostalgia for "innocent eyes gazing up ... with unconditional love" and "a little hand slipping into hers — and a voice calling her Mummy."

Those little pleasures are for all to cherish in their own private moments. Please.

What I'm nostalgic for is sanity.

The couples who choose abortion and sterilization may not save the planet, but they're saving the gene pool a mess o' trouble by purging their own from the mix. The Darwin Awards folks, who honor those who improve the species by accidentally removing themselves from it, will have to create a new category:

People Too Narcissistic To Procreate.

Far be it from me to suggest that people must have children to be content or to contribute to life on Earth. But abortion should never be confused with a selfless act. It is clearly the ultimate and most-vivid expression of the opposite.

Raising children is quantifiably the most persistently unselfish act known to mankind, as millions of veterans of sleepless nights will attest. Parenthood is when "I" takes a backseat to "thou" — when the infant-self submits to adulthood so that the real infant gets a necessary turn at the well of self-importance.

Although I doubt there are many willing to sterilize themselves in order to reduce the size of their carbon footprint, such extreme materialism is the evolutionary product of our gradual commodification of human life.

Suddenly, the unborn is of no greater importance than the contents of our recycling bin. Like Weight Watchers dieters substituting carbs for sugars, we trade off future members of the human race to neutralize insults to Earth's balance in the present.

Here's how the mental calculation goes: Let's see, if I abort my child, maybe I can travel first-class to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali.

Is this the slippery slope that pro-lifers prophesied? Once such utilitarian concerns edge out our humanity — and once human life is deemed to have no greater value than any other life form — how long before we begin tidying up other inconveniences?

Wouldn't it be helpful to eliminate some of the less productive members of society who, like the cows they no doubt eat, are emitting hazardous methane, one of the greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming?

That seems an absurd projection, but then not long ago, so did the aborting of babies to thwart global warming. The deeply caring, meanwhile, are always the ones to watch. Tenderness, it has been said, leads to the gas chambers.

On a lighter note, we might have avoided all such concerns if only the mothers of Toni, Ed, Sarah and Mark had been as "virtuous" as they are.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; enviornmentalwackos; envirowhackos; globalwarming; moralabsolutes; postabortivewomen; prolife
If we're not saving the planet for our kids, for whom are we saving it? After we're all sterilized and aborted, who's going to appreciate the fact that global warming is, by golly, under control? Who's going to live to tell the tale?

Perfect!

1 posted on 12/02/2007 10:20:48 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 12/02/2007 10:21:24 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 12/02/2007 10:21:44 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
Because Toni and her husband, Ed, are childless and vegan, they say they can justify one long-haul airplane trip per year and still remain carbon neutral.

Carbon neutral my butt.

4 posted on 12/02/2007 10:25:03 AM PST by Always Right
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To: wagglebee

Raising children is quantifiably the most persistently unselfish act known to mankind,...

%%%%%

It was also part of the cycle of life until government assumed the task of providing for the “needy.”

These women are assuming that the children of others will work to contribute to the governmant coffers that dole out benefits, retirement pensions, health care, etc.

Selfish on many levels!!


5 posted on 12/02/2007 10:26:30 AM PST by maica
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To: wagglebee
for them:

6 posted on 12/02/2007 10:27:21 AM PST by ari-freedom (Any theory can appear to explain facts if the theory has enough variables.)
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To: ari-freedom

When was that pic taken? There’s hardly enough of them for a good stampede.


7 posted on 12/02/2007 10:28:34 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: wagglebee
Who's going to live to tell the tale?

Maybe a few Spotted Owls.

8 posted on 12/02/2007 10:29:14 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (This tagline intentionally left blank.)
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To: wagglebee

This whole lie is an easily provable one, in that if they really meant what they said, they wouldn’t stop at aborting any unplanned pregnancies, they’d get themselves, and any minor children they allready have, sterilized.


9 posted on 12/02/2007 10:31:21 AM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

yeah...I know. I was looking for a real massive horde and too lazy


10 posted on 12/02/2007 10:31:36 AM PST by ari-freedom (Any theory can appear to explain facts if the theory has enough variables.)
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To: wagglebee

This is going to sound cold... but people like her
shouldn’t have children. Miss Vernelli is doing
the world a huge favor by not adding any more to
the population who think the way she thinks.

The sick part is that she murdered her unborn
child in the name of her false god “Vegan”.

“They have built also the high places of Baal to
burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings
unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it,
neither came it into my mind.” (Jeremiah 19:5)


11 posted on 12/02/2007 10:32:12 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™ ping~~


12 posted on 12/02/2007 10:32:22 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: wagglebee

We should encourage this behavior for reasons that shouldn’t have to be explained.


13 posted on 12/02/2007 10:33:48 AM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Hunter '08)
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To: rabscuttle385

You’d think that they wanted to bring more environmentally conscious children into the world.

Maybe we should coin the term “SUV Babies”, that will wake them up!


14 posted on 12/02/2007 10:34:15 AM PST by Loud Mime (The Democrats made people believe that govt. lawyers are victims, whatta country!)
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If they really want to save the planet, why not kill
themselves? Their child wasn’t even a consummer yet.


15 posted on 12/02/2007 10:35:40 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: DGHoodini

Better Wording:

This whole lie is an easily provable one, in that if they really meant what they say, they wouldn’t wait to abort any unplanned pregnancies, they’d get themselves, (and any minor children they already have), sterilized.


16 posted on 12/02/2007 10:39:01 AM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: wagglebee
The couples who choose abortion and sterilization may not save the planet, but they're saving the gene pool a mess o' trouble by purging their own from the mix.

That sums it up for me.

17 posted on 12/02/2007 10:39:55 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: wagglebee

I am sure their grandchildren will thank them for making the planet a better place.

Oh, wait...


18 posted on 12/02/2007 10:41:23 AM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
When was that pic taken? There’s hardly enough of them for a good stampede.

The moon wasn't out yet.

19 posted on 12/02/2007 10:41:39 AM PST by theymakemesick (End welfare and the crops will be picked)
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To: wagglebee

Exactly. If one believes the end has no consequence and death no door way but instead a rotting retreat in the ground why would any individual waste a moment of their fleeting life worrying about a planet and species that not only do not appreciate our personal angst on their behalf but would not morn or celebrate our passing but continue mating and reproducing as the fools among us do not.


20 posted on 12/02/2007 10:45:20 AM PST by Maelstorm (Stupidty disguised as feelings is not a good excuse for bad behavior.)
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To: wagglebee

why don’t these “saviors” save me by aborting themselves...


21 posted on 12/02/2007 10:48:32 AM PST by WKUHilltopper
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To: wagglebee

At the end of their lives, these sad people will be taken care of by people who had the children that they were too self-absorbed to have.

In their world, there is no future.


22 posted on 12/02/2007 10:58:41 AM PST by Essie
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To: wagglebee

Gee...

If this “couple” wanted to reduce their carbon footprint,
Would not their best service be to delete themselves, permanently?

It would seem more efficient


23 posted on 12/02/2007 11:03:47 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: wagglebee

To answer your question. It will be the Mexicans and the Muslims who have an average of 5 + children per couple.


24 posted on 12/02/2007 11:04:59 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: wagglebee

Wow, so their rationalizing their guilt over abortion by deluding themselves that they’re saving all of us. I’ve seen it all now.


25 posted on 12/02/2007 11:26:25 AM PST by TheThinker
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To: wagglebee
Here is there troll in her own words.

“Serving a burger to your family today, knowing what we know, constitutes child abuse. You might as well give them weed killer. ” — PETA Europe news release, "Meat Expo Declared A ‘Danger Zone’ By Vegetarians: PETA Targets Smithfield 2000", Nov 2000

26 posted on 12/02/2007 11:36:12 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

27 posted on 12/02/2007 11:41:26 AM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: Jo Nuvark

You got that right! But no they are too selfish!


28 posted on 12/02/2007 11:48:40 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: wagglebee

Wow! Profoundly quintessential in capturing the utterly convoluted mindset of moon-bat pathology.


29 posted on 12/02/2007 12:38:12 PM PST by america4vr (The ebb and flow of empires have come and gone but America shall forever reign supreme.)
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To: wagglebee
they say they can justify one long-haul airplane trip per year and still remain carbon neutral.

Okay, that makes you neutral, but isn't your type all about saving the world? You shouldn't be taking those trips so that your carbon footprint is positive, thus helping the planet instead of maintaining the status quo.

30 posted on 12/02/2007 12:46:29 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: wagglebee
Hey, did you hear the one about the woman who aborted her kid so she could save the planet?

Savages are still sacrificing their babies to appease their "god"? *sigh*

31 posted on 12/02/2007 12:50:26 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead)
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To: wagglebee

A fried of mine once said he believed in abortion to reduce population. I asked him, if that’s your concern why not commit suicide?


32 posted on 12/02/2007 1:16:58 PM PST by Lexinom (Build the fence and call China to account. GoHunter08.com)
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To: wagglebee
How much do you know of the religion of the ancient Greeks?

I fear that we are quickly becoming as pagan as they were, with out the philosophy.

33 posted on 12/02/2007 1:42:37 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: wagglebee

The ironic of the eugenics movement has alwaysbeen that its aims to prevent the unfit from reproducing but is more like to persuade the most “fit”(by their definition) not to have children. Kind of works against the very idea of the survival of the fittest , nicht wahr?


34 posted on 12/02/2007 1:49:12 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: WKUHilltopper

why don’t these “saviors” save me by aborting themselves.


Perfect. That would be the ultimate gift to Gaia.


35 posted on 12/02/2007 3:10:59 PM PST by eleni121 ((+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: Jo Nuvark
This is going to sound cold...but people like her shouldn’t have children. Miss Vernelli is doing the world a huge favor by not adding any more to the population who think the way she thinks.

Doesn't sound cold to me-I agree completely.

36 posted on 12/02/2007 3:25:19 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: GATOR NAVY

Hubby and I raised two rabbid conservatives.
My daughter can’t have children, but will adopt.
My son says he wants to have a dozen children
so he can populate the world with Reaganites.


37 posted on 12/02/2007 4:39:03 PM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: wagglebee

These kinds of people are criminally insane.


38 posted on 12/02/2007 4:40:02 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter: pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating! www.gohunter08.com)
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To: wagglebee

“Women Who Have Abortions to Save the Planet Are the Selfish Ones”

yes but, fewer liberals!


39 posted on 12/02/2007 4:59:05 PM PST by Grunthor (The Clintons need to be reminded that Satan will show them no gratitude for all the things they did)
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To: wagglebee

The Sean Hannity ideal liberal kills her car.

The Rush Limbaugh ideal liberal kills her unborn.

The Michael Savage ideal liberal kills himself.

The G.W.B. ideal liberal crosses the border illegally and gives birth to US Citizens whom will vote for a future spanish speaking GOP candidate.


40 posted on 12/02/2007 5:05:59 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (''Undocumented nukes want to do the job that American nukes won't do.'')
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To: wagglebee
Pray for an end to abortion and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

41 posted on 12/02/2007 9:05:15 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Thanks for the ping.

The baby they’re aborting could be the one with the solution that saves the planet.

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Why the smart money is on Duncan Hunter
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926032/posts
Posted on 11/15/2007 3:43:17 AM PST by Kevmo


42 posted on 12/02/2007 11:39:09 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq — via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: wagglebee
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


43 posted on 12/03/2007 4:54:45 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: wagglebee

award them with the DARWIN AWARD. Maybe the planet is better off with their genes disappearing....


44 posted on 12/03/2007 4:57:41 AM PST by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: wagglebee

Someone elses’ carbon footprint will be changing her diapers some day when she is in a nursing home


45 posted on 12/03/2007 5:21:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

The only silver lining to this is that idiots like she and her husband are not passing their genes on.....


46 posted on 12/05/2007 3:59:49 PM PST by PGR88
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To: wagglebee

selfish, environMENTALists


47 posted on 07/19/2011 9:21:57 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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