A letter to Bill Clinton written by the co-counsel who successfully argued the Roe v. Wade decision urged the then-president-elect to “eliminate the barely educated, unhealthy and poor segment of our country” by liberalizing abortion laws. Ron Weddington, who with his wife Sarah Weddington represented “Jane Roe,” sent the four-page letter to President Clinton’s transition team before Clinton took office in January 1993. The missive turned up in an exhibit put together by the watchdog legal group Judicial Watch, which has been researching the Clinton administration’s policy on the abortion drug RU-486, notes James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web.
Magnificent. And extremely charitable…And then there are people who are advocating abortion because Catholic Church
wants lust to result in pregnancy, after all, and therefore makes abortion a topic to begin with.
Mmm, yeah, of course. And the others just want poor people to be killed. And as a result demographics are what they are:
It came in last out of 439 German towns, cities and districts in a recent survey of demographic trends by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development.
Dozens of schools in and around town have been closed in recent years as birth rates dropped. Even Rieche concedes that with an unemployment rate of 20 percent, many of the youths that do grow up here will eventually leave to find work.
Citizens over the age of 65 make up nearly a quarter of the population, up from 14 percent in 1990. Only one in 10 Bernburgers is aged 15 or below, half the ratio of 16 years ago.
Bernburg is a microcosm of the nation. Germans are living longer, having fewer children and, according to demographic experts, heading for economic decline and a pension crisis.
So as there is going to be a pension crisis, euthanasia is asked for: A Lady’s Ruminations: Lords Delay Britannia’s Suicide
Terminally ill patients have been denied the right to end their lives when the Lords blocked right-to-die legislation at the end of an impassioned seven-hour debate.
Peers blocked a new law to allow doctors to prescribe fatal doses of drugs for patients in unbearable pain amid fears that it would be open to abuse.
As emotions ran high, the Lords voted to delay the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill for six months by 148 to 100. The Bill, tabled by crossbencher Lord Joffe, had aroused strong opposition from church leaders, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the medical profession.
Others blogging about the same issue: Birth Story.