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.
This idiot is no Objectivist.
Well, he accomplished his real objective. He will be a guest on many liberal media outlets in the coming weeks.
And welfare recipients are not a burden. Go figure.
Actually, the BIG story should be:
"Objectivist Writer: Down's Syndrome Babies Do Not Have the Right To Live."
Properly reworded statements by liberals have a tendency to expose their real views, beliefs, and philosophies.
I wonder what his position is on ending the life of the terminally ill, the elderly, and others who are only “marginally productive”.
Well...now that you mention it...........
Thats why he called it the National SOCIALIST Party. The individual is nothing, the collective is all.
That was an absolutely disgusting thing to say...
I THINK that is what he is saying.
The logical conclusion of his “plan” would sure lead to a reduction in demand for government subsidized housing, wouldn’t it?
There is a Prof Singer at Priceton that made the same case several years ago. Was cornered like a rat on campus by some students in wheelchairs shortly afterwards.
The whole thing is really fascinating. Abortion is considered (even by most supporters) to be a shameful thing. It's done quietly. Most people don't talk about it. It's far too common, but it sometimes seems invisible. Therefore, a lot of people are not outraged by abortion (40 million dead) because they do not have an enhanced awareness of it.
Special needs is different. Everyone knows someone with special needs. Everyone has someone with special needs in their family. Our schools are full of kids with special needs.
And the Obama platform is basically: THOSE are the people we wish had been killed.
I think there are millions of people who will be outaged -- and they may even start looking at abortion and say "Killing babies seemed so innocent and harmless, I never really cared -- but now I see that these monsters are killing babies!"
The author's argument is equally applicable to members of the Welfare Class, but is unlikely to be so applied.
It is good to have occasional reminders why we don’t want NAZI’s deciding who lives and dies, under socialized medicine.
I have always wanted to ask a pro-abort if they think it would have been a good idea for their mother to participate in this practice.
I didn’t believe in reincarnation until now — because in this monstrous pissant, Joseph Mengele has apparently rejoined us.
It was called "The Final Solution."
These guys are scarey.
Moderators please remove my previous post.
Sincerest and humble apologies Rusty! I feel like a fool.
I menat to say: Nicholas Provenzo.
“..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.”
The writer would be a high-ranking member of the SS in Hitler’s Germany.
"Enter the Carousel. This is the time of renewal."
I’m sure that Provenzo would have experienced a rare delight if it had been possible for him to abort Trig Palin himself.
Of course I suspect that Todd Palin would have acted appropriately and we would now be reading Provenzo’s obituary.
What a disgusting piece of inhuman sh*t this Provenzo is.
Hahahaha.... I love it John! I’ve never seen a “self censored” comment!
There is no shame in admitting an honest mistake.
Real humans don’t make life and death decisions based solely on some elitist and extremist notion of “value”. This guy would have fit in well with the Nazis.
Too bad Nicholas’s Mother wasn’t a baby killer.
There was a time when Objectivist writers would have deplored the system that places such a financial burden on others. Sarah Palin herself has no personal power to make us pay for the care of others. That’s the power of the welfare state.
Rand would not have been pleased by such intellectual slovenliness.
If you cannot fill the needs of the State, you have no purpose!
Yeah, sign me up for that/sarc
By this guys thinking, Casey Anthony would be considered a hero.
This so called 'objectivist' writer is a drain on society and should be aborted.
Not too surprising he appeared on Maher’s show. One, the scum of the earth and the other even worse.