Home Archives Random Quotes Latest Comments Top 100 Submit Quote Search Log In

Quote# 24601

(Pro-Life is a ridiculous name. What a low blow. Pro-Choice should be upgraded to 'Pro-Humanity'. "We care about ALL of humanity, you simply care about forcing the population to grow, regardless of whether those babies will be cared for or be able to live happy lives.")

Wow, killing babies. How humane.

And you don't know whether they'll have good lives or not. There are 2 million couples waiting to adopt.

And our planet is not over-populated, if you brought everyone to Texas, they could all have 1 acre of land.

Go pro-life!

masumi5, YouTube 50 Comments [5/3/2007 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 6
Submitted By: Winston Jen
WTF?! || meh
Username:
Comment:



1 2
Madame Scarlet

I'm not going to go through a pregnancy for a couple I don't know. I feel for them, really, but I'm not putting my body through that just to make some strangers happy.

Overpopulation is not so much an issue of physical space that humans take up. Though, I seriously doubt all the \"humans could fit in this certain piece of land\" crap I keep hearing, because there are countries where there IS overcrowding and not enough individual space.

Anyway, overpopulation is an issue of RESOURCES. The planet cannot continue to support the way people are living forever, and the population just keeps growing. This is an issue, and abortion is one way of slowing down the population increase.

5/3/2007 5:34:58 AM

Dot Comment

Yes, because clearly humans require only land to survive, and not food or water or breathable air.

5/3/2007 5:39:07 AM

posty

I think Texas has around two hundred million acres, which would not be enough to give every person in the US, let alone the world, their own acre.

5/3/2007 5:43:06 AM

LadyBaird

If there's 2 million couples waiting to adopt, then how come so many children aren't adopted?

5/3/2007 5:45:30 AM

The Sarah Fish

LadyBaird: As someone who's worked with kids in the foster-care system, I can tell you that so many children are not adopted because 1) Many families wanting to adopt want an infant. A greater portion of infants in foster-care that come eligible for adoption are adopted versus the number of older children eligible for adoption.

Secondly, a good portion of children in foster care who are eliglble for adoption have either mental or physical disabilities. This can range from mild, like ADD or other behavior problems to profound mental retardation. Unfortunately, families looking to adopt often don't want problem kids. They want a perfect baby.

It saddens me every time I hear the \"2 million couples, etc.\" argument. Yes, 2 million couples wait to adopt...2 million couples could adopt easier if they would adopt the children most in need.

/soapbox

5/3/2007 5:57:12 AM

LadyBaird

If there's 2 million couples waiting to adopt, then how come so many children aren't adopted?

5/3/2007 5:57:59 AM

themann1086

There are also millions of kids looking to be adopted. Wanna know why they're not being adopted?

Racism.

Go fuck yourselves.

Have a nice day :)

5/3/2007 6:30:52 AM

Beccs

And our planet is not over-populated, if you brought everyone to Texas, they could all have 1 acre of land


THey have to drag up this old disproved BS again. Wasn't it discredited 5 years ago?

5/3/2007 6:51:58 AM

rob

\"if you brought everyone to Texas, they could all have 1 acre of land.\"

And starve to death on it!

5/3/2007 7:11:55 AM

JDChambers

@Beccs. Was that ever something seriously believed?

5/3/2007 7:42:49 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

I don't know where Texas comes into it, but I think if you divide the entire land area of the planet(1.5x10^9km^2) by the current total planetary population (about 6.5x10^9), you get something like five acres each. Of course, that's including all the uninhabitable stuff like deserts, jungles, barren rocky wastelands, that radioactive mess around Chernobyl, frozen tundra, volcanic areas, earthquake zones, etc.

If someone can produce an estimate based on the available useful, livable land area, I'd be most interested in the result.


5/3/2007 8:53:09 AM

WritingIsMyReligion

Really? Texas is 6 billion acres?

5/3/2007 10:46:01 AM

Ambrielle

Not if they want to eat they won't.

5/3/2007 10:48:02 AM

inmate22841

\"And our planet is not over-populated, if you brought everyone to Texas, they could all have 1 acre of land.\"

Falls apart when they realise they would have to let the Mexicans in too.

5/3/2007 10:55:47 AM

Blue

2 million couples waiting to adopt white, newborn children...

5/3/2007 11:29:01 AM

Flatworm

Look up the concept of the \"ecological footprint\". Compare it to your 1 acre of land. Discuss.

5/3/2007 11:41:43 AM



Just normal fundy crap until - Texas?

There are cattle ranches bigger than Texas in Australia.

There are 6.6 billion people in the world.

All the Christian fundies could go there, i'm sure a 'terrorist nuclear bomb' would help humanity out greatly.


5/3/2007 11:48:01 AM

Matilde

I don't know who´s more ridiculous of the two. This guy ignores that many couples waiting to adopt are not precisely saints. Moreover, that they are waiting to adopt white, healthy and cute babies, not sick, minority and ugly ones. Problem with overpopulation is not just space, BUT ALSO RESOURCES. And the notion of space is not limited to the physical one. Living in a place where certain rules apply and needs some bureaucracy implies that the world is UNEQUALLY DISTRIBUTED. What if the land turns out to be a dessert or an inhabitable place?.

5/3/2007 1:03:13 PM

xMinionX

Pro-life does not equal fundie. This really shouldn't be here. Yeah, he's not too bright, but there's far worse here. :(

5/3/2007 1:28:02 PM

Sideshow Bob

2'd. The truth is, it's not so much population as it is piss-poor distribution of resources by their stewards. The extra squeebounce is for using a power phrase (baby-killing) in order to serve one's point, which is VERY fundamental to the fundie stereotype

5/3/2007 1:33:34 PM

Matty The Red

the error in that logic (besides the fact that Texas is not big enough to have \"everyone in it) is some people dont want to be in texas for any reason let alone one acre of land

5/3/2007 2:06:11 PM

Flatworm

FYI, there are about 167.5 million acres of land in Texas.

5/3/2007 2:28:28 PM

Anti-Goth

The \"pro-life\" movement is so full of fucking hypocrites.

They're just too busy brainwashing their white Christian babies for the Laaaawwwwwwd!! to adopt any of the babies they \"save\"...the whole thing makes me sick.

Okay, I'll stop before I explode in a giant rant...

5/3/2007 2:52:48 PM

NonProphet

First: you couldn't fit a tenth of the earth's population in Texas, even shoulder-to-shoulder. Hell, China couldn't hold the entire human population. You also have no concept of \"available resources.\"

Furthermore, it's not \"killing babies.\" I'm sure you believe that a blastocyst or fetus is just a really tiny, fully-developed infant, but you're wrong.
You know, some women get abortions because pregnancy is too dangerous to carry out.
Also, of those supposed 2 million potential adoptive parents, most only want perfect Caucasian children, not minorities or children with disabilities.
Do you have any idea how many children remain in foster care, never being adopted purely because of their genetics?

Next time you post on the subject, maybe you should do some research instead of repeating what your fundie friends tell you.

5/3/2007 3:36:16 PM

RJ

Wonder how many adopted kids he/she has. None? Didn't think so.

There are not 6.5 billion acres in Texas, but there are about 6.5 billion people on Earth. Where the hell do these people get their math?

5/4/2007 3:51:57 AM
1 2