Friday, May 23, 2008

The Circle of Life...

…becomes the Eddy of Death.

Picture a busy Saturday at a museum in Washington, DC. Doting parents out with their children for an educational experience got more than they bargained for last Saturday when five little ducklings got sucked into the intake of a recirculating pump as they paddled quietly around in a fountain.

Five other ducklings were spared the fate of their brothers when museum workers came to their rescue.

Not to worry. PETA will not file a suit against the museum. All those groups have an unwritten pact that they will only stick it to the man. The museum is called “The National Museum of the American Indian.”

This little tidbit from the Guttmacher Institute: In the District of Columbia, 17,500 of the 133,368 women of reproductive age became pregnant in 2005. 46% of these pregnancies resulted in live births and 41% in induced abortions. (a rate of 54.2 abortions per 1,000 women of reproductive age.)

Do the math. Twenty fetuses were aborted in DC last Saturday. The ducks fared much better. Sad, isn’t it?

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