In another part of today’s Best of the Web, Taranto quotes Jeff Morrissette, an “organizer” for the far-left group MoveOn.org’s California chapter. Morrissette claims to have figured out the so-called “Roe Effect”1 a long time ago. It’s worth reading the original for humour value, but what struck me was that Morrissette seems to have quite a narrow view of what’s involved in child raising. He titled his original article “Red Babies, Blue Babies, Liberals Need to F—- More”. It’s far from clear that there’s any difference in frequency between liberals and conservatives. The central point of the Roe Effect is that it occurs after conception, which makes more strenous efforts at conceiving rather pointless. I would also not want to be the child of a man who thinks the primary effort in child-rearing is the love making that gets it started. It’s actually a great analogy to law making by liberals, who think only of the fun of getting the bill passed and none of the hard work of living with the results.
1 The “Roe Effect” is the observation that if pro-choice people have abortions while pro-life people have babies, eventually there will be a lot more pro-life people than pro-choice people.