Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Roe Effect

Opinion Journal has a brain-spinning column by James Taranto on "The Roe Effect." I have read about this hypothesis before, and love the irony of it...Democrats protect abortion at all costs, and end up killing their future voters--therefore diminishing their own political power. Black women have more abortions than hispanics, who have more abortions than whites. African Americans are naturally more inclined to vote Democrat than Hispanics, who are more inclined to vote Democrat than whites. With millions of potential voters not currently living thanks to abortion (and since those would-be voters, if alive, would likely follow the same voting pattern as their parents), the Republicans have gained an advantage.

The situational analysis in Taranto's column is twisting and turning and makes me think of Vizzini in "The Princess Bride" trying to outwit Westley. If you've seen it, you know what I mean.

Anyway, the ironic situation may continue to the point that there aren't enough pro-choice voters (because they were aborted by their pro-choice mothers) that we get rid of liberal judges on SCOTUS and Roe is overturned. It's tragic and horrific that all of those babies have been exterminated, so it's conflicting to appreciate the irony of a hypothesis that their non-existence helps to put conservatives in office to push the pro-life agenda.


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