Abortion activists cried, “Save the planet!” on social media this past week as they called for the abortion of unborn babies.
Preserving the planet for future generations is important, but in the same breath, abortion activists are advocating for killing babies who are the future generation.
Pro-abortion writer Jill Filipovic kicked off the debate on Twitter last week by claiming families should have fewer children.
Having children is one of the worst things you can do for the planet. Have one less and conserve resources. https://t.co/8oP2SlL8Gj
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) July 12, 2017
Townhall’s Courtney O’Brien responded:
Does Filipovic want us to emulate China, where women are often forced to have abortions or cough up major fines to fall in line with the cruel two-child policy? The one-child policy was enforced until last year, when the government announced it would let families have two children. As many as 7 million abortions were recorded annually, according to China’s Health Ministry.
In the Guardian piece Filipovic tweeted, Environment Editor Damian Carrington cited a study published by Environmental Research Letters. One fewer child, the researchers determined, would save 58.6 tons of CO2 per year.
Filipovic’s tweet received strong backlash from pro-life advocates, among them conservative radio host Patrick Madrid.
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Madrid used a personal example to explain how terrible Filipovic’s argument is:
— Patrick Madrid (@patrickmadrid) July 13, 2017
But Amanda Marcotte, another pro-abortion writer for Salon, defended Filipovic with her own tweet, comparing children to cats:
Well, cats take up way less room than people. So, being conservative, having 11 kids is like having 22-33 cats. https://t.co/2fr4G1vF9a
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) July 14, 2017
Animals have value, but not the same as human beings. Human lives are valuable, from beginning to end, but abortion activists and euthanasia advocates try to argue that some lives are not as valuable. They claim it is ok to kill some people in violent acts in order to protect others. The environment is important, but environmentalists must remember why they are working to preserve the Earth – to protect lives.