By The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
The Reader's Turn
December 12, 2021 Updated: December 12, 2021

For years, the conservative movement has been lecturing the leftist liberals as to the wrongness of abortion. They’ve tried to point out the injustice of killing innocent human embryos based on moral arguments primarily, wrongly assuming that the left has a moral code beyond politically correct speech. As the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision allowing for legal abortion is now nearly 50 years in standing, it has become increasingly apparent that the conservative moral argument has fallen on deaf ears. Since their preaching has been focused on appealing to the liberal mindset, I contend a more so-called reformist/socialist argument should be made, i.e., an environmental argument.

Each year, nearly 900,000 abortions are performed in the United States, and 30 million to 40 million worldwide. The two primary forms of fetus disposal, once aborted, are incineration, and/or grinding and discharging the remains into sewage systems. The conservatives should amend their advocacy and argue that the burning of aborted fetuses is destroying the ozone layer, thereby causing the polar ice caps to melt. As to grinding and discharging, he should cite its contribution to the destruction of seaweed and the endangerment of toads. What leftist liberal would NOT be motivated to shut down the abortion clinics if they thought a toad or seaweed might be harmed?

Within weeks, the elimination of abortion would become part of the Green New Deal platform. The liberals would set a target of cutting abortion in half within 10 years and its total non allowance within 20 years. An LGBTQ spokesperson would be on every Sunday morning talk show weeping over the prospect of disadvantaged transgender toads of color. A shrewd conservative could even stand in the well of the Senate and, with a wink and a nod, pretend to promote abortion, thereby further inciting both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to spaz and demand, in the name of Greta Thunberg and all things sacred, the closing of abortion clinics immediately!

Once abortion ends, conservatives could then promote the notion that communism, eating kale, and inner-city rioting cause hurricanes.


Patrick W. McElhoes