Saturday, March 10, 2007

Oh, The Wars That Could Have Been....

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If it were not for abortion, we would have plenty of Americans to pick our lettuce and sew our clothes in sweatshops; we would have more than enough Americans to pay into Social Security and save it from bankruptcy; and, perhaps most important, we would have 45 million former fetuses saved from death and available to be killed in all the countries that the Republicans would like to invade:

Zell Miller, the former Democratic Senator from Georgia who backed President George W. Bush in 2004 and spoke at the Republican National Convention, recently told an anti-abortion gathering that the "killing" of unborn babies was the cause of many of America's woes, including its military, social security, and immigration problems.

"How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years?" Miller asked. "Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed."

Miller claimed that 45 million babies have been "killed" since the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade in 1973.

"If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security," he asserted.

Let's not stop there, Zell. Who knows how many wars America could have fought, or subminimum wage jobs our corporations could have filled, if not for all those people never even conceived because their parents used contraception? When you start to imagine the potential profits for defense contractors and discount megastores from all the adults who will never be because of those sperm-and-egg unions that, tragically, never occurred because of birth control pills and condoms and having sex at the wrong time of the month, it's enough to make you howl in pain.

Then again, you never know, though, Zell. Maybe if those 45 million embryo people, or un-united sperm and egg combinations had lived, they would be peace activists, or lawyers defending the rights of political prisoners in Guantanamo, or members of Congress rustling up support for a single-payer national health insurance plan.

Not every American defines the good as record profits for Exxon-Mobil, or 20,000 more troops sent to die in a foreign country.

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