“Thank God For Abortion”

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On Friday MSNBC talking head Touré dropped a commentary casting abortion as a sort of social “safety net” that has saved society from the huge costs of millions and millions of unwanted children.

Here’s the problem: What Touré is saying is that it’s ok to kill people who are inconvenient for society. That’s chilling, because it’s really not that far of a leap from killing off a child you don’t want to ending the lives of homeless people or elderly people who are sucking up disproportionate amounts of welfare and health care spending.

Is that where we want to be, as a society?

There’s another problem too: Why are we assuming that every child that is “unwanted” would necessarily become a drag on society? Sure, some might fail at life. Some might fall prey to substance abuse or become criminals. But are we really assuming that would be the norm for all those tens of millions of unborn? Plenty of people are born into meager circumstances in America and move beyond that into prosperous, meaningful lives.

Believing that abortion is a “safety net” protecting us from generations of criminals and social parasites is not only morally abhorrent, it’s factually inaccurate.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • zipity

    Sadly, his mother did not exercise her “right” to choose. The world would be a much better place without this race-hustler

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I don’t agree.

      As much as i dislike this guy, and as much as I think he’s wrong about just about everything, I’m glad he’s alive. I’m glad he has the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness.

      • banjo kid

        Me to but I do view his statements in a very bad light . we can disagree in this country . He is misguided very misguided.

    • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

      It would not have bothered me if he had been flushed down the crapper by his mother. A disgusting thought I know, but not nearly as disgusting as what he says and stands for.

  • Game

    First off, it is an insult to each of us who were born into poverty and found a way out to assume that others should be aborted because being born into poverty.

    It is just as wrong for a conservative to tell a person not to have children because they are poor as it is for a liberal to tell somebody to get an abortion because they are poor. Both potions are morally reprehensible.

    Secondly, this may come as a shock to some, but rich and middle class people have abortions as well. In fact, birth rates are significantly lower among middle class and upper class persons.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Secondly, this may come as a shock to some, but rich and middle class people have abortions as well. In fact, birth rates are significantly lower among middle class and upper class persons.

      That’s a good point.

      • LastBestHope

        Rich and middle class people tend to have the children they can afford…..not the children that = more $ in the monthly check.

        Spiritually, abortion is a cosmic crime. Economically, for the State, it makes perfect sense.

  • SigFan

    What a disgusting, morally repulsive and disturbing thing to say. But unfortunately his opinion is shared by far too many in the pro-death crowd.

  • Edd

    Choose adoption, so you can remain free and uncommitted, like you feel you needed abortion to “bail” you out of your poor planing. What a douche bag, how can you be in a “committed relationship” at the same time knowing it wasn’t the right person? Zipity was right, too bad his mother didn’t exercise her right to choose……

  • $8194357

    (On Friday MSNBC talking head Touré dropped a commentary casting abortion as a sort of social “safety net” that has saved society from the huge costs of millions and millions of unwanted children.)

    Thats choice ?
    It was the same reason leftist social engineer seperatists wanted it…
    To “control the population of undesirables”…Ginsberg even said this.

    Marget Sanger was her name,
    Radical feminism was her game……
    For it was in the name of ‘womens rights’ she swore,
    useless eaters, nevermore….

    Ahhh…
    Social engineering liberal utopia…
    A leftists work is never done….

  • LastBestHope

    “Thank God for Euthanasia” …will be the commentary after 10-15 more years of “progressive media” indoctrination. Democrat bitches can then go to Colorado, get stoned, dispose of their unborn baby, snuff their annoying aging parents and still have time to find a hook-up before the clubs close.

    Forward.

  • $8194357

    From the womb to the tomb social engineering the earthly utopia of the elite.
    Next up?
    Grandma and Grandpa…
    For the greater leftist social engineering utopian good of course.

    • Onslaught1066

      And when it comes, I’ll be ready to cash in with my chain of Plannedchildhood™ clinics.

      “Inheritance taking too long, bring Mom, Dad, Gramps, or Nana on down and we’ll have you painting the town red before they’re cold.”

      • $8194357

        A real capitalist….Hee hee..

  • Neiman

    We have slaughtered over 55 million helpless, innocent babies. we approve of active euthanasia and we turn a blind eye to assisted suicide, we are a culture of death, and babies and even the young outside the womb are now disposable non-entities and prey for sexual deviants. Not just Democrats, although they made it all possible, they are the party of death; but Republicans and most of society just gave up and don’t want to fight it anymore, more and more Republicans want us, in the name of winning, to surrender the cultural wars and all morality.

    We have no one to blame but ourselves that America is in love with death and sadly, most Americans will not find any life after this one, only everlasting, conscious torment. God is already judging America, because He blessed us beyond all nations before us and His judgment begins here and we will fall into the ash heaps of history, it will be a slow, agonizing fall from grace.

  • OTA Mom

    Wasn’t this hack just yesterday offering color urban commentary on “I Love the 80’s” on VH1?

  • camsaure

    Isn’t Moochelle and her children a bigger drain on society? After all she is “jet settin” all over the world at the expense of the rest of the public. She ouht to be carefull what she wishes and stands for.

  • Captjohn

    I have spent a lot of time with Docs here in Florida (some are my clients). They truly believe that Obamacare regulations are intended to limit doctors choices on people over 65. The obvious conclusion is that we’ll let Mother Nature take care of the old rather then resort to euthanasia.

    • mickey_moussaoui

      Obama let his own grandmother croak so she wouldn’t rat him out

  • joeb

    Even at its most base level of consideration, 50,000,000 more American citizens might have perpetuated the Social Security ponzi scheme a while longer. Actions have consequences, and the resultant burdens will fall upon generations to follow.

    As far as a woman controlling her body, the time was before another body became involved. Once there is conception it isn’t just about her, and the baby involved should be protected by their mother, not slaughtered by means which would have one up on animal abuse charges if you did them to a rat.

  • Mike

    Is it really that far off from saying get rid of welfare so we have fewer poor people burdening us?

  • mickey_moussaoui

    This is an interesting perspective from Toure. He’s a Blackman. Every year in America more black babies are aborted than are born. The number is something like 300+ every
    72 hours. He is advocating the genocide of his race. I wonder if he knows
    that 70% of abortion clinics are located within walking distance of BLACK neighborhoods.
    American society is covered in the blood of the unborn and fools like this
    dance with the devil while his people are sacrificed for a moment of selfish pleasure. Tell me some more how the KKK is no longer a part of the Democrat Party. Margaret Sanger, the founder of the American birth Control movement was into eugenics. Needless to say she didn’t think much about black people. Toure should change his name to “Tool”. It’s more fitting.

    • LastBestHope

      “He is advocating the genocide of his race”

      In 2008 & 2012, black voters went 96% for the most pro-abortion politician to ever be president.

      • mickey_moussaoui

        go figure…crazy stupid eh

    • mickey_moussaoui

      .

  • banjo kid

    As long as we have complaining about the cost of taking care of the older people we will be in danger of being offed so the money will stick to the wallet of those that espouse that same crap. The older ones have planned and saved for retirement and the ones that did not are drawing about 1,000 bucks a month the real problem is our elected officials have wasted the fund and by the way the older folks have paid for their medical care through medicare tax since 1965 . When the youngins start complaining about paying their fair share and I don’t blame them because the threat is real that they may not get it when it comes their turn, but the real culprit is being over looked and that is the ones for the last 40 years who have dipped into their funds to pay for stuff like cowboy poetry have robbed them blind. the anger should be toward the politicians not their fellow Americans. when a person is in their 70’s it is hard to find a job and if I had to I would go back to work .

  • 11B40

    Greetings:

    While I have personally been bothered by the triumphalism surrounding the 40th birthday of Roe v. Wade, it seems quite apparent to me that a majority of survivors do support it.

    What amuses me by its absence though is that the Roe of Roe v. Wade no longer supports it which is the kind of media human interest story that needs no public exposure.

  • Davo

    We already end millions of lives every day just to keep McDonalds and Burger King in business.

    For a pro-life, “all lives are equal!” guy, you don’t seem too concerned when your group isn’t involved.

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