Pandagon, Dennis The Peasant, Zell Miller, And One Big Scam
Since I read both Pandagon and Dennis the Peasant (DtP) I noticed that DtP thinks Amanda got...Miller's statement...dead...wrong.
Here's Miller's statement:
"How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years? Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed," Miller said.
"Over 45 million since Roe v. Wade in 1973. If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country....
Amanda argues that
...according to Zell Miller and his swooning fans at NRO, you can safely blame Bush’s military failures on the favorite receptacles in which to cast all blame—women. Bush didn’t lose his own ill-advised war, of course. You can blame [women] trying to get away with their crimes by not having enough children for our leaders to use as cannon fodder.
DtP disagrees, but doesn't elaborate, so there's not much here to comment on. [OT, but I must say I'm getting the impression DtP has developed somewhat of a blogcrush on Amanda.]
All this longish and, arguably, somewhat related intro just to point out this nugget I found while following all the links in this little saga [as opposed to the far more common medium saga]. Zell Miller (audio) made his remarks as a featured speaker at a banquet
...to raise money for the Sav-A-Life Care Center, which counsels women contemplating abortion.
The center wants to become a health clinic with an ultrasound machine to allow clients to view their babies. Miller said 87-percent of abortion-minded women who see the fetus change their mind about terminating the pregnancy.
Ha! I've actually done some research on "health clinics" and ultrasound (U/S) equipment for a series of posts I was planning to write, and what I found isn't pretty at all.
In a nutshell: it's a scam. And there's a serious [as opposed to a mildly amusing] push to fund this scam with millions upon millions of your tax dollars.
I'll try and have more on this shortly. Till then, let me just say: I know where the (incorrectly) quoted statistic (87%) comes from. It's actually an overwhelming 84 percent (bwahaha), and it's a "finding" from the Focus on the Family (bwahaha squared).