Dave’s Strange and Unusual World

February 1, 2009

Abortion: The Answer to Global Warming?

Filed under: Knee-Slappingly Funny — dangrdave @ 5:05 pm

Well, I know that we in America are trying hard to emulate Europe these days.  So, wouldn’t you know it that the chair of Britain’s Sustainable Development Commission, Jonathon Porritt, has decided that those who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” stewards of the earth and are causing global warming.  What is Mr. Porritt’s solution?  You can read it here, or I can tell you: Mr. Porritt’s solution is that we need more contraception and abortion.  Mr. Porritt wants to shift British public funds from curing illnesses to killing babies.

And, of course, the countries with the highest birthrates in the world are the developing nations of Africa.  Thus, our simple conclusion is that Mr. Porritt, just as in the case of our very own Mexico City Policy, thinks that taxpayers should be supporting the killing of children in poor foreign countries.  And, I believe that if such government policies are allowed to take place around the world, it will only be a matter of time until they or similar ones come home to us.  Just as with China’s one-child policy, we may see a policy in our own lifetimes where the government tries to limit our ability to freely choose the amount of children we can have.



  1. That fact is that we will eventually have to implement population control.
    Unfortunately, humans are too stupid to do anything difficult until well after it is unavoidable.
    The ONLY good answer to the worlds’ problems is to reduce the population to the point where we can sustain ourselves and our planet.
    One day, we would/will be able to support 6 or even 20 billion people, but today we do not have that ability and we should recognize it.
    This effort should start in countries where there exists sufficient social systems for the aging. We should not expect 3rd world countries to solve this problem

    Comment by 0x1B — February 1, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

  2. @ 0x1B: So, if we help poorer nations kill off their unborn children in the name of a sustainable future, then shouldn’t we bear some of the responsibility ourselves for having sufficient social systems in our more affluent nations? Aren’t older people in rich countries, who are eating three times a week at Golden Corral and buying Bermuda shorts at Wal-Mart, contributing to global unsustainability? Perhaps, in order to do our part, we should reduce our older populace through euthanasia and other means. If there are ever any food shortages, we can make them into Soilent Green and achieve good global stability and sustainability. We could also do away with diseased people, mentally impaired persons or people with defects, since they would most likely be using more global resources than is “fair” for their life condition. Perhaps we could throw in gypsies and others too. It’ll be just like the Nazi holocaust all over again and, hopefully, when it’s all said and done, our policy of “saving the earth” will have created a sustainable society!

    Comment by dangrdave — February 2, 2009 @ 2:33 am

  3. The “people are too stupid” argument cares no water with me. It goes right in the bin with “kids are going to do it anyway.” That’s just lazy.

    How about we teach them?

    Whoa, there cowboy! Don’t go getting all crazy on us. You mean apply moral values? No way. We can’t do that. It’s much easier to give ’em rubbers and kill their babies as punishment for not using the rubbers.


    And, Dave, this link is for you and your impending familiness. http://www.inktank.com/2009/01/23/pop-up-predicament/

    Comment by Trint — February 3, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

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