I was getting lots of links to this piece from a couple years ago so I thought I’d re-post it. The moral schizophrenia of our society knows no bounds, as evidenced by the circumcisions are barbaric but abortions are fine positions of these folks on the Left.
Via Russell Crowe: Pro-abortion Foreskin Man, we have another person to add to the original post below (plus the pro-legalized abortion San Francisco folks wanting to ban circumcision). These folks think it should it be against the law to cut away a tiny bit of flesh but completely legal to destroy the same human being. Moral schizophrenia: They’re doin’ it right.
But then Crowe got stupid. His very next tweet, after “stand[ing] for the perfection of babies”?
The absurd illogic is almost too obvious to point out. But I must.
Removing a piece of skin the size of a postage stamp from a newborn baby is “barbaric and stupid,” the logic being that “[b]abies are perfect,” but suctioning that same baby’s brains out to kill him moments before birth is not, the logic being it’s “a woman’s choice”?
The “forced motherhood” line is an emotive canard used reflexively by pro-legalized abortionists. They ignore the obvious fact that the woman is already “with child” — unless he thinks the government forced her to get pregnant.
I’ll bet that these people are pro-legalized partial-birth abortion, where they think it should be legal to stick a fork in the baby’s head when he is 90% delivered and suck his brains out, but would oppose the right to perform a circumcision at the same point and let him live.
Again, how can someone talk about and defend the perfection of babies and then advocate abortion? What a bizarre world. Read more below about a guy who was really mad at his parents for having him circumcised as an infant but thought they should have had the right to kill him in the womb.
A commenter on at a post titled Why Pro-Choice is Losing held the following two views:
- Strongly pro-legalized abortion
- Strongly anti-circumcision
Here’s his comment (#54 at the link):
What do the anti-choice people in this thread propose to do to women who choose to have an abortion in the event it is made illegal? How do they propose to determine what pregnancies were purposely aborted and which ones were not? Will they put a gun to a woman’s head, force feed her, turn her into a human incubator, and force her to give birth to a child against her will? What would that do to a child who discovered he/she was brought into the world in such a fashion?
On a further note, I am circumcised and I wish that I wasn’t. In fact I feel extremely bitter against my parents every time I think about the fact that they chopped off a piece of my body against my will.
Think about that for a minute. He wanted his mother to be able to have his whole body destroyed in the womb, but he is “extremely bitter” that a small piece was cut off outside the womb.
The circumcision, probably done within a week of his birth, was “against his will.” But what about his will the week before when he was in his mother’s womb?
I wonder if he would have minded an in utero circumcision, since everything there is fair game? The end state would have been the same for him, of course.
I hope his inconsistency makes him realize that regardless of how he feels about circumcision, abortion is a far worse thing to do to a human being. If he had been aborted he wouldn’t be here to be “extremely bitter” about his circumcision.