Friday, April 12, 2013

Slippery Slope Confirmed

A slippery slope is a logical fallacy.  Unless you can mathematically extrapolate something, it is a fallacy to say that because you allow this, that will inevitably follow.

However, that does not mean that the slippery slope does not exist.  We see them all around us.

Here's one, courtesy of the Weekly Standard.  It is a conversation between Florida legislators and a Planned Parenthood Lobbyist.  The slippery slope starts with abortions contingent upon viability of the fetus, and ends with infanticide:
"If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?”

"We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician," said Planned Parenthood lobbyist Snow.
Rep. Jose Oliva followed up, asking the Planned Parenthood official, "You stated that a baby born alive on a table as a result of a botched abortion that that decision should be left to the doctor and the family. Is that what you’re saying?”

Again, Snow replied, “That decision should be between the patient and the health care provider.”

“I think that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on the table, wouldn’t you agree?” asked Oliva.

"That’s a very good question. I really don’t know how to answer that," Snow said. "I would be glad to have some more conversations with you about this.”

Later another representative asked Snow, “What objection could you possibly have to obligate a doctor to transport a child born alive to a hospital where it seems to me they would be most likely to be able to survive?”

Snow said Planned Parenthood was concerned about "those situations where it is in a rural health care setting, the hospital is 45 minutes or an hour away, that’s the closest trauma center or emergency room. You know there’s just some logistical issues involved that we have some concerns about.”
So, we have a situation where a supposed human being doesn't know if a newborn baby, alive and fighting for her life, deserves to live or not.

She then defends her gruesome conclusion by supposing that perhaps a hospital is too far away.  Would she feel the same way if she were in some remote area on death's doorstep, and positive human action could save her? 

These hideous authoritarian progressives are the same ones who wail that "It's for the children!" as they attempt to claw more money or another right away from us.

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