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Britain
Medical Ethicist Endorses gender based abortion - You knew it was coming
[Breitbart] Women should be able to abort their babies simply because they are the "wrong" sex, a leading ethicist at Britain’s doctors’ union has said.

Professor Wendy Savage, a member of the ethics committee of the British Medical Association, said women should be able to have an abortion at any stage of pregnancy for whatever reason, even when the child would be able to survive outside of the womb.

She also said that abortion pills should be available online without the need to see a doctor or nurse. There has been growing concern in Britain that an increasing number of women are seeking abortions simply because they do not want girls, leading to some hospitals refusing to tell parents the sex of their babies.

However, Professor Savage told the Mail on Sunday: "Because of this sort of anxiety some places won’t tell the woman the sex of the foetus, which is outrageous.

"It’s her body and her foetus, so she should have that information... If a woman does not want to have a foetus who is one sex or the other, forcing her [to go through with the pregnancy] is not going to be good for the eventual child, and it’s not going to be good for [the mother’s] mental health."

She previously caused outrage after signing a letter claiming sex-selective abortion is not "gender discrimination" because that only applies to "living people".

She then doubled down on those views, claiming the unborn child is not really a person.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/19/2017 11:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An aptly named professor named Savage
Set about the gender balance to ravage
Said she in a tone so mild
M'dears, it's not really a child
And it's death causes us no damage.
Posted by: JHH || 03/19/2017 12:56 Comments || Top||

#2  increasing number of women are seeking abortions simply because they do not want girls,

I've noticed something interesting. Women who have kids via artificial insemination - because men are scum - usually have boys.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/19/2017 13:15 Comments || Top||

#3  The essence of modern 'feminism'.
Posted by: Iblis || 03/19/2017 13:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Old age had done Savage some damage.
"Oh, daughter, please fetch me a sandwich.
I'm frightened of falling...
Wait, who am I calling?
I had you hacked up like a cabbage."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 03/19/2017 13:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Any guess if there's a correlation between religious beliefs and the abortion of girls?

I just wish that Wendy Savages mother had had an abortion.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/19/2017 14:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Gender based abortion is the reason for the wildly skewed sex ratios in China under the old One Child Policy.

Maybe instead of the traditional grow-your-own method, we could grow embryos in vats. Then, when you need a new kid, you just go down and pick one out. Like going to the pound for a puppy.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/19/2017 14:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Re: #4

Thus the beginning of the cabbage patch babies stories?
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 03/19/2017 15:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Maybe they could just prune those of liberal parents?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/19/2017 16:17 Comments || Top||

#9  In my ethical system, turnabout is fair play.
Posted by: Flater Hupavique4604 || 03/19/2017 17:33 Comments || Top||


Europe
As a Muslim, I firmly support the right to ban the veil
[Spectator] By Qanta Ahmed

Only now does the West seem to have worked out what has been going on. Rules about dress can, and indeed must, be imposed when any nation’s social cohesion is threatened. Europe is increasingly reaping the harvest of multicultural policies that have served to divide rather than unite. Not just with the growth of Islamism, either, but by engendering hostility to immigration and refugees — often towards my fellow Muslims. The Islamists thrive on this, the idea of Muslims being a society-within-a-society. If they invent religious grounds to persuade them to dress differently, so much the better. It suits their sectarian agenda.

At long last, the European Court of Justice has moved to restore the bedrock of European identity: secular liberal democracy, where the public space is shared by all, and dominated by no one. It’s just a shame it could not have done so sooner, before so much damage was done.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The 'veil' is not the problem.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/19/2017 6:21 Comments || Top||

#2  it's an indicator
Posted by: Frank G || 03/19/2017 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Fabric or steel, a cage is a cage.
Posted by: Cromert || 03/19/2017 14:59 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 - spot on!
Posted by: Frank G || 03/19/2017 16:15 Comments || Top||


Government
CBO Analyst: Higher Taxes and Gummit Programs Decrease Incentive to Work
[Free Beacon] When a worker's after-tax income declines due to higher taxes, that person has a reduced incentive to work, a Congressional Budget Office analyst explained.
Aye lads, could this fellow Shinon Mok be'on to something ?
"When workers' earnings rise but their after-tax income rises less--because of increases in their income and payroll taxes or declines in their benefits from government programs--their incentive to work typically declines," said Shannon Mok, an analyst for the budget office in the tax analysis division.

When individuals begin to earn higher salaries, they may fall into a higher tax bracket, resulting in a lower after-tax salary. The amount of tax an individual pays for an additional dollar of income is known as the marginal tax rate.

The budget office said that in 2016 low- and moderate-income workers faced a marginal tax rate of 31 percent, taking into account federal and state individual income taxes, federal payroll taxes, refundable tax credits, and the phaseout of government programs such as food stamps and subsidies for Obamacare.

"When deciding how much to work, people consider not only the higher earnings from working more hours but also the resulting difference in after-tax income--which is market income plus government transfers minus taxes," Mok says.

"Increases in marginal tax rates, on net, decrease the supply of labor by causing people already in the labor force to work less," she says.

In addition to taxes, government benefits such as food stamps can discourage work.

Emphasis added.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/19/2017 06:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It would be difficult to get too excited about an entry level job and pay taxes for those who don't work when they do better on welfare. A 2014 article in the DC Clothesline: The Statistics Do Not Lie! Welfare Is the Best Paying Entry Level Job In 35 States!
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/19/2017 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, I lost the incentive long ago!
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/19/2017 16:17 Comments || Top||


CBO Says Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Lead to More Births
[WAPO] A congressional plan to make Planned Parenthood ineligible for federal funding would leave many women without services to help them avoid pregnancy, resulting in thousands of additional births, according to a new federal budget analysis.

The prediction came Monday as part of a much-awaited analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which assesses the fiscal impact of major legislative bills. It was part of a more sweeping look at a congressional health care bill that would repeal and replace the law known as Obamacare.

Who said the CBO never gets anything right ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/19/2017 06:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And the problem with more births is ...?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/19/2017 8:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Los amigos from south of the border work very hard and provide an engine for the economy. Planned Parenthood clients, not so much.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/19/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#3 
And the problem with more births is ...?


The CBO doesn't like black people, apparently.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 03/19/2017 9:13 Comments || Top||

#4  ...services to help them avoid pregnancy...

It's really not all that complicated.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 03/19/2017 10:30 Comments || Top||

#5  one reason PP opposes Republican bills allowing for cheaper and easier OTC birth control - it cuts into their abortion factory take
Posted by: Frank G || 03/19/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  So they are admitting that they consider Abortion as a birth control method.

Murder for convenience.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/19/2017 12:54 Comments || Top||

#7  "Planned Parenthood Would Lead to More Births"

Huh?
Posted by: Blinky Bonaparte5811 || 03/19/2017 13:54 Comments || Top||

#8  It's really sad that women are so stupid that they can't avoid pregnancy. More victims for the meme.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/19/2017 19:25 Comments || Top||



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