Dr. Jeff Mirus today released a piece on his CatholicCulture site entitled "We Can't Afford Children, Can We?" This is an obvious attempt to lay upon good people who are concerned with out-of-control immigration a guilt trip akin to that of the guilt of abortion. Dr. Mirus, if the attempt weren't so silly and clumsy, it would border on the unethical.
All he does in his two scenarios is basically describe two motivations for abortion and contraception, then asserts that they are analogous to our concerns for illegal immigration. He doesn't really expound on any philosophical parallels. It's somehow expected that the reader will passively assume that such must exist. If the reader is an opponent of illegal immigration, he/she will be tempted to try to refute an argument that really doesn't exist and will expend much mental effort in a wild-goose chase. It's quite an interesting debate tactic, one in which I've learned not to fall while debating real pro-aborts.
His last paragraph is his real blooper, where he in effect turns the Gospel of John into some progressive screed. Let's explain this in black and white, shall we? Jesus came to the Jews proclaiming the Gospel and Himself as the Messiah. The Jews rejected Him as their Messiah. How on earth does Mirus justify using this passage to pretend that the Jews declared Him "illegal"? Does Dr. Mirus really think so little of the intelligence of his readership?
The only voice of sanity in that column is the comments of Ms. Agnes Day; more may appear after this post is published. Thank you, Ms. Day. Dr. Mirus, for your sake I hope you are indeed "wrapping this up".
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