texas-tribune-eugenicsThe ugly Texas left

April 30, 2012 | Blog

Modern day eugenics is getting a push at The University of Texas in response to the Planned Parenthood funding cuts from the 82nd Legislature.

The University of Texas Population Research Center is examining how many additional children will get to live as a result of budget cuts, and if they do, how much they will cost taxpayers.

If it weren’t chilling, it would be funny to watch liberals try on a fiscal conservatism (albeit a decidly Nazi-like version of it) when defending Planned Parenthood.

Several issues emerge from this ugly leftist line of reasoning.

First, Planned Parenthood was substantially cut out of state women’s health dollars because they provide abortions. However, the state money is still going to women’s health organizations that do not provide abortions.

The only real reductions are because the Obama Administration removed federal matching funds in retaliation for abortion providers being substantially cut out of state funds, strongly suggesting that the Obama  dollars were abortion matching funds, not women’s health matching funds.

Predictably, the left completely ignores the liberal entity perpetratiing the cuts in order to attack the Texas entity that cut nothing and represented constituent values beautifully.

Secondly, The University of Texas is spending money researching how much the saved lives will cost taxpayers, but liberals during the 82nd legislature argued that conservatives were idiots because the dollars in question were not going to abortions, but to other women’s health services at Planned Parenthood.

Without shame, the left is now treating as a likely conclusion that as many as 20,000 fewer abortions will result of the redirection of funds away from abortion providers in the 82nd Legislature. It is a good reminder about the liberal commitment to honesty when politicking.

Finally, we see how scary fiscal conservatism driven by social liberalism can be. Conservatives believe in the dignity of every human life, but also look at people and see their potential, seeing America as the place where you can climb from anywhere to anywhere. For a conservative, people are always a good investment in the longrun.

For years conservatives have beaten the drum about how fiscal conservatism and social conservatism need one another. The Texas left is right now providing a great example of why.

Weston Hicks

Weston Hicks researches and writes about associations in the Texas political realm, media choices, and political strategy. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and a J.D. from University of Texas School of Law. He enjoys spending time with wife and five children, reading, and playing sports outide. You can reach him at [email protected]