Skip to comments.‘Objectivist’ Writer: Trig Palin a Financial Burden Who Should Have Been Aborted
Posted on 09/18/2008 8:55:35 AM PDT by Zakeet
In stunningly self-centered, cruel fashion, Nicholas Provenzo, writer for the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism suggests that Sarah Palins decision to give birth to a child with Down Syndrome, is a financial burden that others are forced to suffer with.
Provenzo, who has written opinion pieces for the Washington Times, Capitalism Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution, as well as being a guest on Bill Mahers former show, Politically Incorrect, makes his case for the morality of aborting a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome.
The full first paragraph of the piece which is circulating amidst the blogosphere reads (emphasis mine):
Like many, I am troubled by the implications of Alaska governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's decision to knowingly give birth to a child disabled with Down syndrome. Given that Palin's decision is being celebrated in some quarters, it is crucial to reaffirm the morality of aborting a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome (or by extension, any unborn fetus)a freedom that anti-abortion advocates seek to deny.
Morally justifiable reasons for killing a baby? There is no justifiable reason for taking any child's life, and to call it a moral obligation to society is undeniably one of the more disgusting things to be written by a human being, about another human being.
In fact, advocating the abortion of a child based on the potential of that child having a disease or imperfection of some kind raises echoes of Nazi Germanys quest for an Aryan race.
The suggestion that another life should be ended based on the presence of an extra chromosome, and that another healthy individuals own life is more precious because of that, is over the top narcissism.
Maybe this shouldnt surprise quite so much. After all, it wasnt too long ago that sick individuals were offering up baby Trig on ebay. We live in a society where skeptics simply can't admire someone who stands on their principals. They must tear them down by insinuating that such a move is merely a political prop. Or, in this case, they argue that choosing life was actually a selfish move. A stunning argument to say the least.
However, Mr. Provenzo demonstrates his own level of selfishness in his rant. He doesnt go the typical route of the pro-choice crowd, but reveals some very bizarre reasoning for why it is Palins obligation to have killed her baby boy the care, love and effort required to raise Trig is a cost that others must bear.
A parent has a moral obligation to provide for his or her children until these children are equipped to provide for themselves. Because a person afflicted with Down syndrome is only capable of being marginally productive (if at all) and requires constant care and supervision, unless a parent enjoys the wealth to provide for the lifetime of assistance that their child will require, they are essentially stranding the cost of their child's life upon others.
I think Trig, and everyone who values life as a precious gift, all life, is extremely grateful for the Palins decision, no matter the challenges. Trig is a blessing and an inspiration to the conservative pro-life movement, as are Sarah and Todd Palin for making the right choice, the only choice.
And, if Mr. Provenzo needs examples of how someone with Down Syndrome has gone above and beyond the state of being marginally productive, he only need look here, here, and of course, here, among countless others. In fact, I am quite certain that our very own readers could cite personal stories of their own.
Provenzo: Sarah Palin had a moral obligation to kill this baby!
“Trig Palin a Financial Burden Who Should Have Been Aborted”
You can make a better case for that with “objectivist” writers.
the author is a disgrace to the vowel at the end of his name.
provenzo - merde
So what he is saying is that any human being who is a financial burden to society should die. So any fetus of a mother who does not have the financial means to provide for her baby should be aborted.
That statement is the antithesis of Objectivism. No real Objectivist would make that decision for another person- that would be human collectivism. Rand warned about people taking on her mantle for their own purposes.
Rusty, you are not worthy of breathing the air you breathe. Crawl back into your hole and STAY there!!
I may be wrong, but wasn’t this Hitler’s philosophy too?
Is he talking about the hundreds of thousand welfare reciepients?
“..a financial burden that others are forced to suffer with.”
How the he!! can this child be a financial burden to anyone? Judging by his parent’s ability to make ends meet,his parents will certainly be financially able to take care of him.He wasn’t born to a crack whore or welfare queen,so what’s up with that?
Oh,it’s the lamestream media..never mind..
it is crucial to reaffirm the morality of aborting a fetus diagnosed with Down syndrome (or by extension, any unborn fetus).....or especially if they are libs, elites or homos, hmmmmm? Or maybe, as Planned Parenthood agenda says, blacks? Hmmmmm.
And if your healthy child suffers an accident or devastating illness later in life we should kill them too??? How do these monsters look in the mirror?
Obama has nailed down the “moral imbecile” demographic.
unless a parent enjoys the wealth to provide for the lifetime of assistance that their child will require, they are essentially stranding the cost of their child's life upon others.
What's next? Welfare recipients having their tubes forcibly tied because they can't provide for their children? I don't think he would want to suggest that in a Democrat crowd.
You're not wrong:
"60,000 Reichsmark is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the community during his lifetime. Fellow Germans, that is your money, too. Read 'New People', the monthly magazine of the Bureau for Race Politics of the Nazi Party."
Nicholas Provenzo — the devil’s own.
Rusty is the Newsbusters writer pointing out the column by Nicholas Provenzo.
Yes, or maybe one could say the same for some of the lower elements in our society.
Mr. Provenzo needs to pray to whatever entity he worships that someone does not begin to feel a “moral” obligation to keep HIM from wasting any more of the earth’s precious natural resources.
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