In America we have a big drug problem, and we don’t realize it’s because of abortion.
New York Times
[1/23/2007 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 8
1/24/2007 4:28:55 PM
1/24/2007 4:34:13 PM
Let me 'splain correlation and causation to you. C'mere ... (Readies +5 Keen Thundering Idiotbane greatclub, Cluebringer).
Y'know, 100% of people who have abortions wear clothes. 100% of people who abuse drugs wear clothes. Obviously, clothes are the problem! Ban your pants!
1/24/2007 4:35:02 PM
Ah yes; the old 2+2= Chicken argument
1/24/2007 4:55:48 PM
This sounds more CT than F.
1/24/2007 5:15:27 PM
Stop global warming - become a pirate today!
1/24/2007 5:16:33 PM
Wouldn't abortion be the single way to ensure a person never ever does drugs?
1/24/2007 5:20:17 PM
What about all the male druggies?
1/24/2007 5:22:11 PM
Of course! Why didn't any of us see this before? It's so obvious!
I am glad fundies are here to show us these keen insights into society and the human condition!
1/24/2007 5:22:20 PM
okay, a little context here. The story actually reads like this:
Arias said she woke up from the anesthesia to the certain knowledge that she had killed her child.
Because of this knowledge, she is now equally certain, she slipped into years of depression, drinking and freebasing cocaine. One night when she was in her early 30s, she got as high as she could, lay down in the dark in a bathtub filled with water and slit her wrists. In her mind, all of her troubles — the drugs, the suicide attempt, the third and fourth abortions she went on to have, the wrestling match of a marriage she eventually entered — are the aftermath of her own original sin, the 1973 abortion. It’s a pattern she sees reflected everywhere: “In America we have a big drug problem, and we don’t realize it’s because of abortion.”
So it's clear that Ms. Arias blames her drug use on her abortion, but to then make the assumption that every drug user in America has the same problems is pretty ignorant. But, then, isn't that typical for a fundie?
1/24/2007 5:28:24 PM
We don't realize that because it is not true.
1/24/2007 5:45:38 PM
WTF?, I mean, lots of drug users have never had an abortion. We know there is a big drug problem, and abortion only is, in my opinion, bad because it´s killing a potential human being, nothing more nothing else. It´s like saying, in this country we have a very big theft problem, we don´t realise it because of tax-evasion(?)
1/24/2007 5:46:51 PM
We're too busy having abortions to notice we're high?
1/24/2007 5:51:33 PM
1/24/2007 5:56:17 PM
This is generalizing ALL OF AMERICA from the particular problems and motivations of just ONE PERSON -- and, from what I can tell, just a purely hypothetical, fictitious, made-up person at that.
Drugs are bad, mkay. I get that. Abortions are bad? Arguable. But a sappy little story with an outlandishly overblown generalization doesn't serve to support either position.
1/24/2007 6:16:57 PM
So, when drug use rates increase for middle schools and earlier... Sweet zombie Jesus! Our children are practically dead-baby factories!
1/24/2007 6:21:22 PM
1/24/2007 6:39:40 PM
Er...no, I never
realized that. Though I have great sympathy for your ordeal.
1/24/2007 6:48:55 PM
\"In America we have a big drug problem, and we don’t realize it’s because of abortion.\"
This, of course, is because you're talking bollocks.
1/24/2007 6:54:52 PM
Oh, that's why.
1/24/2007 7:01:26 PM
Talk about simplifying a complex issue (the psychological after-effects of abortion) down to one stupid, loaded sentence ...
1/24/2007 7:09:26 PM
Non-Sequitir Award 2nded
1/24/2007 7:17:13 PM
Noticed the fact where she mentions being raped by her stepbrother at the age of 14, forced to give birth and give up the child for adoption?
I kinda have a feeling that abortion 10 years late ain't the cause... ;)
1/24/2007 7:30:50 PM
And that is why drugs should be legalised. Once you legalize drugs it will cause less trouble in general and reducing the drug problem removes one reason why abortion is \"evil\".
Two birds with one stone.
1/24/2007 7:48:03 PM
Maximum Fundie Density award.
1/24/2007 7:58:54 PM