This Major Conservative Group Just Reported ‘Forcing’ Gay Marriage Increases Abortion

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No, really, I wish I could report this as satire, but alas, it is not. The Daily Signal which is put out by The Heritage Foundation just reported:

“Forcing States to Recognize Gay Marriage Could Increase Number of Abortions”

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It, quite literally, takes a special kind of stupid (no other word to use) to come up with this. The best part? Their “data” about “genderless marriage.”

First they claim same-sex marriage effects “man-woman” marriage rates. (Um, only if one of the “man-woman” is gay, but okay, let’s look at that data):

“Redefining marriage in genderless terms—which is legally necessary to permit marriage by same-sex couples—undermines the existing social norms of marriage in ways that are likely over time to reduce opposite-sex marriage rates. For example, an “any-two-adults” model of marriage implicitly tells men (and women) that a child doesn’t need a father (or mother), thereby weakening the norm of gender-diverse parenting. Other norms, such as the value of biological bonding, partner exclusivity, and reproductive postponement until marriage, will likewise crumble.”

Hold on, it gets better, there’s a graph. . . from Spain, so it must be true:

via Daily Signal

Keep in mind there’s no link to any form of data except this graph that doesn’t say anything. When I held the graph up to my nose it smelled remarkably like poo, because it was pulled out of someone’s ass.

THEN they got into how marriage equality increases abortion rates (yeah, just try to wrap your head around that — all those same-sex couples having abortions? Umm..)

Here’s their reasoning — they believe that allowing same-sex couples to get married makes it so heterosexual women don’t want to get married (you didn’t know that?). Then they claimed:

“Married women do not abort children at the same rates as cohabitating women or women living singly. Currently, as shown in the chart below, there are 28.9 abortions per 1,000 unmarried women per year, in contrast to 6.1 for married women.”

Oh wait. . . another ‘data with no source’ chart:

via Daily Signal

Then they went into more unlinked “data” surrounding how many abortions women have during their lifetimes.

They said:

“Accordingly, with 1.275 million additional women never getting married, nearly 900,000 more children of the next generation would be aborted as a result of their mothers never marrying. This is equal to the entire population of the cities of Sacramento and Atlanta combined.”

No, not Atlanta!!

Here’s the icing on the gay wedding cake:

“In short, forcing states to convert the traditional gendered marriage institution into a genderless institution will very likely reduce man-woman marriages by undermining some of the norms that encourage heterosexual couples to marry, which will in turn increase the number of unmarried women and, hence, the number of children aborted.

It is one thing for the people of a state to subject themselves and their children to that risk through democratic processes. It would be quite another for the Supreme Court to subject a states’ citizens to that risk, against their will.”

Yep, totally made their argument. Case closed. Straight people don’t want to get married anymore because gay people have the audacity to want the same rights (over 1000). And of course people not getting married leads to an increase in abortion, because, well, of course. It says so right in this article with no links to any data.

You know what this Daily Signal article did, not point out the re-definition of marriage, but rather redefine ignorant. However, I’m sure their simple-minded following will believe them.


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info