Kathleen Parker—Nature-nurturer: Survival of the stupidest

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The couples who choose abortion and sterilization may not save the planet, but they're saving the gene pool a mess o' trouble by purging their DNA from the mix. The Darwin Awards folks, who honor those who improve the species by accidentally removing themselves from it, will have to create a new category: People Too Narcissistic To Procreate.

Far be it from me to suggest that people must have children to be content or to contribute to life on Earth. But abortion should never be confused with a selfless act. It is clearly the ultimate and most-vivid expression of the opposite.

Raising children is quantifiably the most persistently unselfish act known to mankind, as millions of veterans of sleepless nights will attest. Parenthood is when "I" takes a backseat to "thou" -- when the infant-self submits to adulthood so that the real infant gets a necessary turn at the well of self-importance.

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Posted November 28, 2007 at 9:09 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. DonGander wrote:

Hbr 12:10   Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.

I guess that the ultimate discipline is to deny existance to your own offspring. Such is the discipline of those who deny their own children life - on behalf of a planet. Thanks be to God who rains on the just and the unjust; who showers us with life and an abundant earth!

May we emulate such discipline in our own lives toward our own future offspring.

November 28, 11:41 am | [comment link]
2. Jeffersonian wrote:

A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’

November 28, 12:15 pm | [comment link]
3. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Kathleen for PB!

November 28, 1:28 pm | [comment link]
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