Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Here is a disturbing new trend

Toni Vernelli, a 27-year-old Brighton England environmental activist that works for a charity, has been voluntarily sterilized to “ protect the planet.” I here you saying……whaaaaaaaat..already. She views having children as being selfish, because an additional life on this earth, eats more food, uses more fuel, placing additional strain on our already fragile planet. Ms Vernelli, a vegetarian since age 15, said she searched from age 21 to age 27 until she found a doctor who would perform the sterilization process, to avoid the situation of abortion she had undergone at age 25. Her first husband shared her view of not wanted to bring a baby into the world, and luckily so has her second husband. Ms Vernelli, now 35, has seen fit to describe children in the following light; "Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees and produces more rubbish, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, and adds to the problem of over-population." Her views aren’t hers alone; others in the UK have adopted the same eco-alarmist attitudes. She went on to say; "Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet." Rather then to avoid having children for personal reasons, she has chosen a haughty statement about others choosing to have children. I guess this isn’t a lot different then the current controversy in our country over Roe vs. Wade ruling. It’s a good thing we can discuss these issues in our country, and not violate state laws for doing so.

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