Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Yesterday a few thousand demonstrators marched in DC on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, proclaiming the "right to life," which in their view applies to blastocysts and fetuses.

It does not, however, apply to children. On the same day, UNICEF released its annual report on the state of the world's children. It seems that almost ten million children under the age of five died last year from readily preventable causes - malaria, malnutrition, diarrhea. For the cost of a bus ticket to DC, each of the demonstrators could have saved a dozen of them.

And, another open door crashed through: as you have no doubt already heard, the Center for Public Integrity put together a handy dandy database of Chimpoleon administration lies in its campaign to go to war in Iraq. No news here, of course, but anyway, none of the lies was about a blowjob so it really isn't important.

I am very proud that unlike Christians, I don't have moral values.

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