Government Advisor: “Save the Planet – Have More Abortions”

Jonathon Porritt thinks the best way to save the planet is to kill the people. And it probably wouldn’t matter what Jonathon Porritt thinks, except that he’s the chair of the Sustainable Development Commission, which advises the British Government on environmental issues.

Porritt thinks the Health Service is not spending its limited money in the right way. The environment would be better off if they put less money into curing illnesses and more into abortion services and contraception. “We still have one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe and we still have relatively high levels of pregnancies going to birth, often among women who are not convinced they want to become mothers.”

We have a high level of pregnancies going to birth! Even with one of the highest abortion rates in the world, we aren’t doing enough. Too many pregnant women have the audacity to give birth.

He also says that families with more than two children are irresponsible. “I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate. I think we will work our way towards a position that says having more than two children is irresponsible.”

And what do you do with irresponsible people? You have to bring the power of the State to bear to force them into responsibility. That is the implication of what he is saying. We are asking now. We are working to public policy.

Nancy Pelosi wants to limit children so they aren’t a burden on the public purse. Jonathon Porritt wants to limit them so they won’t be a burden on the environment. The message of the Left is loud and clear. Children are a burden, not a blessing. If you won’t unburden the rest of us with fewer children, eventually the State will step in and do it for you.

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5 Responses to “Government Advisor: “Save the Planet – Have More Abortions””

  1. Mary Says:

    Doesn’t Nancy Pelosi have 5 children herself? I saw one of them interviewed on TV during the election…very Liberal views and elitist in attitude. It was sad to see how she was at such a young age…already so seemingly set into her mother’s POV. Perhaps in her case, with age will come wisdom…

  2. Randy Says:

    Sol, What are your views on the woman who had 8 kids as a result invirto fertilazation, even though she already had 6 other kids she could not afford to suport and no husband to help?

  3. sol Says:

    I think it was irresponsible of Dr Kamrava to provide the IVF. Normally I am opposed to IVF because to the disposal of fertilised embryos. I am glad there were no lives discarded in this case.

    The fault is really with the Welfare system, which is structured in such a way that there is no reason for this woman to avoid such behaviour. Were she not going to be supported by the state, she probably would not have considered this course of action. I would like to think that the clinic would not have provided such a service, but Kamrava seems to have been using this woman for his own ends. That is certainly disgraceful.

  4. Randy Says:

    “The message of the Left is loud and clear. Children are a burden, not a blessing. If you won’t unburden the rest of us with fewer children, eventually the State will step in and do it for you.”

    I’m not advocating this view, but how do we balance the prospect of overpopulation, financial and environmental burden, with having a family where children are a blessing in a world where so many people act irresponsibly? Do we look the other way while we allow the others to continue to burden our society by acting irresponsibly, or do we find ways to encourage them to follow what we believe is the greater good of society in general? Whose job is it to enforce responsibility in society and how do they do it? Also, in your reply to my question about the Octopulet mom, you blame welfare for enabling her and the doctor for doing the IVF, but did not place any blame on the mother herself. However, while she was obviously enabled by others, she purposely sought out their help and the final decision was ultimately hers to bear. Then there is the TV show “17 And Counting”, apparently this family was in a better position and had no need to seek out an enabeler like the octopulet mom, but isn’t their choice to have so many kids still just as irresponsible?.

  5. sol Says:

    First of all, I do not subscribe to the myth of overpopulation. It is nonsense. There is plenty of room in the world for planty more people and plenty more resources with which to sustain them. This is particularly true in the United States.

    Second, Nadya Suleman is an exception to the rule. Everyone is not going out and having 14 fatherless children. There are people who are acting irresponsibly in the perpetuating an underclass supported by the taxpayer. The welfare laws have to continue to be reformed so as not to benefit those who would use child-bearing as an opportunity to receive more of someone else’s earned income.

    I can see no reason why the Duggar family should be considered irresponsible. They are now 18 and counting, BTW. They live debt-free and welfare-free. They are a very clear demonstration that children are a blessing. While I do not know the Duggars, I have had close friends with 10 and 12 children who have never taken a dime from the state. In fact, they have paid for other children’s public education while, like the Duggars, homeschooling. In both cases, their children that are now grown are happy and successful contributors to society and their children that are still at home show every prospect of the same.

    It is people like this who are producing the workforce and taxpayers of tomorrow.


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