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December 10, 2008

Nuttiest Letter to the Editor

Letter writer to the New York Times forgets to put brain in head before typing:

To the Editor:

For some people, abortion is a nonnegotiable issue. A nation that runs out of people cannot perform the activities of a sophisticated society.

We have a shortage of primary care doctors. There are other skilled-worker shortages. You cannot kill the future population of a nation and then wonder why that nation does not have the people it needs to do the jobs it requires to function.

Our nation needs to face up to the 48 million lives lost through abortion since 1973. I think at least some of that number would have become the skilled people we need now and will need even more as our population ages.

Abortion is at the very center of a host of our troubles.

Elinor Hite
Carrollton, Tex., Dec. 7, 2008


Boy howdy, that's some logic Elinor's using. I wonder how she explains the 1.9 million jobs lost in the past year (jobs = people, dear Elinor), right here in the ol' U.S. of A! and all the outsourcing of good jobs to Asia by the Captains of Corporate America. Hmm... They must have been phantom workers...


Seriously -- doesn't her letter belong in The Onion instead of the NYT?

Posted by shoephone on December 10, 2008 at 12:48 AM in Current Affairs, Media, Policy | Permalink


She has a point, and if you're not seeing it maybe your comments belong in The Onion.

Posted by: Nick | Dec 14, 2008 5:15:29 AM

Cripes, Nick, what are you smoking? Pass that over here.

If anything abortion has been shown to do the opposite - to make the average child better. Try picking up a copy of Leavitt's _Freakonomics_, and read the chapter about abortion and its effect on crime.

What's making the future so perilous is that idiots like Ms. Hite seem to think that the only lives worth defending are the ones still in the womb. Once they emerge, they're on their own. No education that's worth a damn unless their parents can afford private school, no health care for same, and no prospects when they get older adds up to no future.

Posted by: Cujo359 | Dec 17, 2008 8:16:57 PM

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