Thursday, April 21, 2016

What Does Zika Have to Do With Planned Parenthood?

The Zika virus is coming to America and US officials are bracing themselves. Being that Zika seems to affect pregnant women and infants most, it is moments like this one can expect moral inconsistency from our government and culture. In an article posted at the National Review, commentator Jonah Goldberg made the following observation:
The White House is asking for a lot of money to fight the Zika virus. “I think Democrats and Republicans in Congress are interested in making sure that pregnant women and unborn children in this country can be properly protected,” 
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in February. Unborn children? Yes, both parties want to protect unborn children from disease-carrying mosquitoes. But that bipartisanship falls apart when it comes to Planned Parenthood.
Those last two lines is the ironic part. The Obama administration is openly pro-abortion and is perhaps the most pro-abortion administration in a post-Roe v. Wade world. Since 1973, though, the moral ambiguity of abortion rights has been demonstrated time after time with this being the latest example. Goldberg followed the above with the following:
This emotional parsing is understandable. The problem is that emotion isn’t the best foundation for law. In the past, emotion led lots of Americans to think blacks weren’t persons, either. Logic, science, and, finally, moral reasoning said otherwise. If over here an unborn child is a person but over there it isn’t, and the only thing distinguishing the two is someone’s feelings, we’ve got a problem. And it’s not just a problem of language.
But that's the thing. In our postmodern society where truth is subject, we don't care about science (unless it fits our agenda) but our personal feelings. And the abortion lobby will defend abortion at all cost regardless of logic and reasoning.

What else do you expect from a culture where one can be what they are not - transgender, transracial, a dragon? Logic and moral reasoning went out the door years ago.
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