As America reels from another mass shooting in Florida, one abortion activist used the tragedy to claim that fewer mass shootings would happen if more babies were aborted.Journalist Becky Griffin’s tweets about abortion and the mass shooting went viral Thursday.
“Woman puts baby up for adoption, he grows up to be a violent young man who will spend the rest of his life in prison for a mass murder. Tell me more about how abortions are wrong,” she wrote Thursday.
The tweet is a reference to alleged mass murderer Nikolas Cruz’s background as an adopted child. According to the AP, he was living with friends after both of his adoptive parents died. Neighbors said his mother, Lynda Cruz, died Nov. 1, and Cruz had mental health problems. Cruz allegedly killed 17 people and injured 13 others Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the report states. Griffin quickly received backlash for her tweets about adoption and abortion. Responding to her critics, Griffin directed “trolls” to an old article claiming that abortions reduce crime. Experts have refuted this claim, made popular in the book “Freakonomics,” numerous times. While Griffin later clarified that she does not oppose adoption and did not mean to insult any adoptees, she continued to assert that some children should be aborted.People on both sides of the abortion debate quickly criticized Griffin for using the slaughter of 17 innocent lives to push abortion. Among them was popular conservative commentator Ben Shapiro. The solution to ending such horrific, massive violence as the Parkland shooting is troublingly uncertain. Politicians and average Americans will continue debating solutions for years. But one thing is clear. Violence against children in the womb cannot be the answer to violence against children outside the womb. We have no way of knowing if a child in the womb will be a revolutionary like Steve Jobs or a violent criminal.
The term used to describe a developing human infant
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008. The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Etymology: AS, cild
1 a person of ether sex between the time of birth and adolescence.
2 unborn or recently born human being; fetus; neonate; infant.
3 an offspring or descendant; a son or daughter or a member of a particular tribe or clan.
4 someone who is like a child or immature
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. Copyright 2009, Elsevier.
n. pl. ba.bies
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
c. The youngest member of a family or group.
d. A very young animal.
"Since my campus has a small issue with free speech....for the meeting today I dispersed all our 20ish active members to go write prolife stuff in as many classrooms as possible and write 'save' in the corner. Our janitor said that way no one will touch it till the morning professors arrive.” - Margaret, CalPoly Students for Life #ProLifeHacks