We went to the Heroic Media event in Austin last night. Heroic Media is an organization that produces a pro-life message that let’s women know that there really is true “choice”. They advertise on TV, the internet, and billboards and will put responders in touch with pro-life support agencies.
Governor Perry spoke first and there is no doubt on his stand. There was no waffling or weasel words at all, just a straight pro-life message. Sarah Palin was the headliner, and she also has a strong message. This was the first time we have heard Sarah speak. Now I fully understand why the leftist attacked her so brutally. Sarah is their worst nightmare. She is a feminist who has substantial real accomplishments and glories in being what she is. Besides, she knows how to gut a moose and I don’t.
One of the issues talked about was the Austin media market. Since they have been running their campaign, the percentages of pregnancies terminated have decreased by 24%. A heartening statistic, but simple demographics may also be at play here.
Darwin’s theory (in simplified terms) proposes that if a species has a trait that enhances survival, then it will tend to survive. On the other hand, if a species that has a trait that diminishes survival then it will tend to go extinct.
A rational person would think that terminating your own children is not a pro-survival trait. Since the vast majority, some 2 to 1, of mothers choosing to terminate their pregnancies are self-identified as liberal and/or Democrat, one would expect them to go extinct.
It could be that the media campaign has worked. Or it could be Darwin at work. Liberals may have terminated so many of their own children that the ones who have survived “choice” are more conservative and are much less likely to terminate their children in turn.
Steamboat Jack (My Evil Twin)