The American disconnect

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed with the irrational behavior of some people. I’ll give you an example:

Today a story is out there that 600 dogs rescued from a puppy mill are due to birth about 1,500 puppies. It dawned on me that it’s likely the same people who would fight like crazy to protect the lives of these unborn dogs would also demand a woman’s “right” to abort a human child.

Take for example singer/songwriter Sarah Mclachlan. Here’s her take on abortion rights:

“I feel sickened to think that in this day and age the possibility exists that Roe v. Wade might be overturned. With Justice O’Connor stepping down, this fear is real. Our freedom is being threatened. I’m telling everyone I know and so should you.”

Here’s her ad that’s raised $30 million for the SPCA.

I guess dogs can be angels but humans can’t. No comfort for the unborn humans in her mind.

**I know, McLachlan’s Canadian, but she makes a lot of money from the U.S., fund raises here, talks about U.S. laws, and swears she loves Barack Obama. She’s Yank enough to make a good example.


  1. The Lorax says:

    I guess the *argument* to be made is that women have a choice but the mother dogs don’t? Or something like that.

    Either way, the whole idea of death really confuses me. Abortion. Euthanasia. War. Death Penalty. Doggies.

    It’s hard to come up with a coherent stance. My stance? Let’s have as little as possible.

  2. Randy in Richmond says:

    Amen. Great point.
    But may I still listen to my Sarah Mclachlan CD’s? It’s her vocal voice I desire to listen to, not her political one. I think we had this discussion once about Streisand.

  3. Yes, as long as you are wearing dark sunglasses. 🙂

    I just wish celebrities would stop thinking anyone wants to hear an opinion on their politics.