Here's some info on the abortion controversy.
Childless-by-choice info here, here, here and here.
These fools feel that "the [over-population concerned] extremists are only drawing out the underlying philosophy of environmentalism to make it more explicit... If you hold that human life is worth less than the natural order, then you will have less respect for its sanctity. The ecological outlook is an expression of middle-class rage at the masses... Environmentalism, like all political discourses that take shortage as their starting point, will tend towards misanthropic solutions. Any movement that begins with the view that mankind must be curtailed to reduce the pressure on the environment will have to start thinking how it will select those who must make sacrifices," and then they self-righteously admit to being anthropocentric speciesists.
And in all seriousness, ecologist Garret Hardin (the "Tragedy of the Commons" dude) concisely makes my point thusly:
Society does not need more children; but it does need more loved children. Quite literally, we cannot afford unloved children - but we pay heavily for them every day. There should not be the slightest communal concern when a woman elects to destroy the life of her thousandth-of-an-ounce embryo. But all society should rise up in alarm when it hears that a baby that is not wanted is about to be born.
Feministe points out that pro-choicers are like, "here, have some contraceptives to prevent having to have abortions in the first place," while idiotic pro-lifers are like, "f*ck that!"And, less seriously, some posthumous humor (take that, Crypt Keeper!). Stop reading now if you are offended by tasteless jokes...
Why did the baby fall out of the tree?and of course...
Because he was dead!
Why did the dead baby cross the road?
It was stapled to the chicken.
What's the difference between a bucket of gravel and a bucket of baby guts?
You can't gargle gravel.
How do you make a dead baby float?
Take your foot off of it's head.
What's the difference between a Cadillac and a pile of dead babies?*Buh-dum-CHING!*
I don't have a Cadillac in my garage.
Thank you, thank you, I'm here all night.